Saturday, July 7, 2007

A Franciscan Benediction

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 to turn their pain into joy. And 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.
My favorite lines are "may God bless you with discomfort at easy answers" AND "so that you may live deep within your heart."

Other random bullet points of life:
  • Today I learned how to cold brew coffee
  • I fell in love with two illustrations from Jen Lemen... go here and here. (I love her illustrations!)
  • And tomorrow I'm having coffee with a person I don't know who happens to be a lesbian as well. (Or in other words it's another non-date) Wish me luck. She's super artsy and that's fun.

1 comment:

jen lemen said...

thanks for the links! you are doing so well in your coming out process. i hope your time with a new friend is just the right encouragement.