May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths & superficial relationships
So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression & exploitation of people
So that you may work for justice, freedom & peace
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger & war
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them & to turn their pain into 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 & kindness to all our children & the poor.
(“Prayer” by Phillip Yancey, p.105)