You, my dear friend, are a necessary part of God’s accomplishing his craft in the earth today. It is grace to know that you – yes you! – are one of the colors on his palette-wheel lovingly chosen to finish out His visual story of redemption to unredeemed-as-yet humanity. I pray you splash boldly onto the Master Artisan’s canvas today!
I’m moved today by this Franciscan blessing and pray it drops into your believing heart as you trek out in this space of time:
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deeply within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, depression, and exploitation of people, so that you may wish for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless you with enough foolishness (!) to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.