A Franciscan Blessing
The Following Prayer is Very Franciscan, but was written by a Benedictine nun at the end of the last century. Sister Ruth Fox OSB is the author. I think she is a secret Franciscan.........
May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness To believe that you can make a difference in this world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.