I attended a meeting today in my field of work – justice. Stephen my colleague brought a prayer for us which we read at the start of the meeting. After that we had a few moments of reflection and sharing with each other as to how this prayer spoke to us.
I feel I should share this prayer with anyone who happens to stumble onto this humble site. I hope it challenges you as well.
Blessing of Discomfort
May God bless us with discomfort…
at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,
so that we may live deep within our own hearts.
May God bless us with anger…
at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people,
so that we may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless us with tears…
to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war
so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them
and to turn their pain into joy.