May 24th: Devotional 2
The Crystal Gems invite you (in a kid appropriate video) to Tell the Whole Story: https://youtu.be/7JheC-_8I5A
And, we invite you to pray through this blessing written by Sister Ruth Marlene Fox, OSB. Sister Fox wrote the Non-Traditional Blessing when she was Chaplain for the Catholic Students at Dickinson State College (now Dickinson State University) in 1985. Sister Ruth was invited to offer a prayer at the Graduation Breakfast for the senior class (This background came from http://www.thesacredbraid.com/2016/07/22/a-non-traditional-blessing/).
A Non-traditional Blessing
May God bless you with discontent with easy answers, half-truths, superficial relationships, so that you will live from deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, abuse, and exploitation of people, so that you will work for justice, equality, and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you will reach out your hand to comfort them and to change their pain to joy.
May God bless you with the foolishness to think you can make a difference in this world, so that you will do the things which others tell you cannot be done.
If you have the courage to accept these blessings, then God will also bless you with:
happiness—because you will know that you have made life better for others
inner peace—because you will have worked to secure an outer peace for others
laughter—because your heart will be light
faithful friends—because they will recognize your worth as a person.
These blessings are yours—not for the asking, but for the giving—from One who wants to be your companion, our God, who lives and reigns, forever and ever. Amen.