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, and starvation,
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 this world,
so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.
–A Franciscan Blessing
What injustice, brokenness, or tragedy has God used to stir your heart? We often pray for blessings of health, happiness, or prosperity, but perhaps the greatest blessing God could ever give us is a uncomfortable yearning that He has laid uniquely on our hearts — a burning desire that sparks the flame of our individual calling. And while the burden may be painful or poorly understood by others, it should be welcomed and well-tended. For only in accomplishing His purposes, which always begins with a burden, will we ever find the true blessing of fulfillment.
What discomfort has God blessed you with?