“A Mixed Blessing”

Day 8 of restrictions on PEI while staying at home as much as possible. Thank you to Dr Morrison for her strength and direction in a situation we have not encountered before.

Remember to WASH your hands thoroughly and often. Pray the Lord’s Prayer as you do.
Here’s another prayer I found which you can use.

“A Mixed 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 the One who wants to be your companion, our God, who lives and reigns, forever and ever. Amen.

by Sister Ruth Fox, OSB, Sacred Heart Monastery, Richardton, ND

May God continue to bless each of you as we continue to face this pandemic. Do the things that are necessary for the safety and health of yourself, your family, and your community.