May God bless us with a restless discomfort
about easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships,
so that we may seek truth boldly and love deep with our hearts.

May God bless us with holy anger
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
so that we may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless us with the gift of tears 
to shed with those who suffer from pain, re
jection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish,
so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and transform that pain to joy.

May God bless us with enough foolishness
to believe that we really can make a difference in this world,
so that we are able, with God's grace, to do what others claim cannot be done

Amen