Our lovely Melissa Carnall referred this post from…yep you guessed it, Brother Dan Horan :) It’s about remembering not only those who have sacrificed themselves or are at risk currently because of war, but remembering how violent war is and working for peace.
He includes “A Franciscan Blessing”, written by Sister Ruth Fox, OSB:
A Franciscan Blessing
May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships,
So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain to 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 and kindness to all our children and the poor.
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