So, again, my plans for today’s blog have been slightly side-railed. I have two drafts that need more work before they are ready. But I find myself busy today with conference calls and Zoom meetings.
So I don’t have a tonne of time to sit and ponder a post, as I would on most days. However, in the time I’ve had in between meetings, I spotted this on Facebook, posted by my friend the Rev. Dr. Mona Scrivens, who serves at Amberlea Presbyterian Church in Pickering:
If you’re having trouble reading the text, it says: “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 pain, rejection, hunger and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain to joy. And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor. Amen. – A Franciscan blessing“
And that, dear friends, is the blessing I believe we all need right now. It is my prayer for me. It is my prayer for you. It is my prayer for all.
Until tomorrow, be kind and God bless you!