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May You Be Provoked to Act | Thought of the Day: March 21, 2013

“I wish for you discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships so that you will live deep in your heart.

“May you be blessed with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation so that you will work for justice, equity, and peace.

“May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer so that you will reach out your hands to comfort them and change their pain into joy.

“And may you have the foolishness to think that you can make a difference in the world, so that you will do the things others tell you cannot be done.”

~Prayer, by Peter Lee

When I first saw this “prayer”, I was initially “put off” by the choice to mix the negative with tender language and then I got the bigger message:

Make life about transcending all that happens to you for the betterment of you, your life and the world family! ~Deborah

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