“May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may speak truth boldly and love deep within your heart.
May God Bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all peoples.
My God Bless you with the gift of tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really can make a difference in this world, so that you are able with God’s grace to do what others claim cannot be done.
(Franciscan Benediction quoted by John Vogel)