Thursday, May 17, 2012

six days (and counting!)


We're in the homestretch, friends. SIX DAYS until we leave.  Tomorrow is my only day off from work before we go (which means our bags WILL be packed before we go to bed tomorrow night!)  Jim has 3 days of teaching left (and a mound of grad work).  Wednesday will be here before we know it (Praise God). We're ecstatic...and so ready to meet our boy. 
So, I'll leave you with this...a beautiful benediction that I stumbled upon today. May it touch you as it did me.  
grace & peace,
em

May God bless us with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that we may live from deep within our hearts.
May God bless us with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God's creations
So that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless us with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war,
So that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and
To turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless us with just enough foolishness
To believe that we can make a difference in the world,
So that we can do what others claim cannot be done:
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and all our neighbors who are poor.
Amen.

A Franciscan Benediction

3 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! I pray for your journey...

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  2. Oh my word - 6 days! So crazy & exciting!!

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  3. i love that prayer. We'll be praying for you 3 all week!

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