May God bless you with a restless discomfort
about easy answers, half – truths, and superficial relationships,
so that you may seek 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 people.
May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with 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.
And the blessing of God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator,
Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word Who is our Brother and Savior,
And the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide, be with you
And remain with you, this day and forevermore.