Restless discomfort & holy anger
May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.
May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able, with God’s grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.
And the blessing of God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator, Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word who is our brother and Saviour, and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide, be with you and remain with you, this day and forevermore.
I found this Four-fold Franciscan Blessing through Jim's blog, who found it at All Saints Church in Brookline, Massachusetts, who credited finding it through St. Mark's Church in Waterville, Maine. I did a little research and could find it is much published and never attributed an author. The photo above is one I took of a statue of St. Francis in San Damiano, Italy.