Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A Franciscan Blessing

I ran across this blessing over at the Mustard Seed Associate's website and have been pondering it this week. Enjoy...

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 from pain, rejection,starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God who creates, redeems, and sanctifies be upon you and all you love and pray for this day and forever more. Amen.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Guatemala project

A taste of what Matt was up to in Guatemala can be found here: http://fpphoto.blogspot.com/2009/06/guatemala-trailer.html.

This will eventually become a longer video, but it's a taste of what God is doing in the Guatemala prisons.

Monday, June 01, 2009


Well, all I can say is bring the tissues. Great movie and a lot deeper than I thought it would be. I'm excited that we have decided to use this movie for our next church outreach event. It'll be interesting to see how people respond to it.

Another interesting article on NPR this week was "Undercover At An Evangelical University". I might need to get the book.