May God bless me with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that I may live from deep within my heart.

May God bless me with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God’s creations so that I may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless me with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war, so that I may reach out my hand to comfort and to turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless each of us with just enough foolishness to believe that we can still 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.

Sr. Ruth Fox

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