My prayer for God's people today is for discomfort, anger, tears, and foolishness.
A Franciscan Prayer:
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 into 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.
This weekend, I have the privilege of being the preacher's husband. For the 3rd straight year, Kayci will be keynoting the West Texas Girl's Conference. She has poured countless hours into the 3 talks that she will give. I have heard them, and I will soon steal the material to use on Sunday's in the future. :)
I am asking a favor, (and she is going to kill me for this), will you please take a moment today to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org? Let her know that you are praying for her.
Pat Robertson is endorsing Giuliani. I never saw that one coming.