Monday, April 30, 2007

The blessings of discomfort

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, superficial relationships, so that you will 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, equality, 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 in solidarity.

May God bless you with the foolishness to think you can make a difference in the world, so that you will do the things that others may tell you cannot be done.

And may almighty God bless you all, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

-Father Donal, San Francisco, April 29, 2007


Juliana said...

Woo hoo!

Good man. :) He is a hell of a writer isn't he? A wonderful priest.

I so look forward to introducing you.

All love,

Reverend Father Scott Rassbach said...

Can't wait. I'll get my 'intimidated' hat on. :-)

Juliana said...

No "intimidated hat" needed! Father Donal is mellow and gentle. Wise and good, yes. But easy... like a lover you trust (spiritually speaking).

He makes you at ease right away, with great intimacy and respect, both.

Rare qualities. I hope we can foster these in ourselves as priests also.

Plus he's quite funny, and that always helps.

Donald Donato said...

Brilliant, just brilliant. Nice name too:)


Matrljani said...

Reverend Rassbach, greetings! It is, I, Rheginos - the guy the Mods of PTG love to ban (banned till 2008, can still read posts though)

I realise this comment is off-topic it's just I couldnt find an email address to reach you.

I wished to thank you for your advice, pointing me in the direction of that thelema coast site.

I have one ulterior motive in contacting you - to shamelessly plug my blog!


I was hoping to get more feedback on my posts, negative, positive or otherwise.

My Blog name is now Matrljani, and I shall not reveal why! >:)

for now, my email address is still the same