May God bless you with anger--at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
May God bless you with discomfort--at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
I bless you with the bereft pauper's voyage of Ruth and Naomi, for
I bless you with princely Father Moses' failure to reach Zion--for
I bless you with heavenly adversity that refines mankind's capacity