Blessed are those

A Monday Benediction for March 15, 2021

St. Peter’s-


Brian McLaren, in his new book “Faith after Doubt”, ends with the benediction below, and it feels like an appropriate way to begin our week Together While Apart. There are plenty of prayers to be held and hopes to be nurtured. For now, take a deep breath and welcome these words:


For clarity, the text in the image is identical to the text below:

Blessed are the curious, for their curiosity honors reality.
Blessed are the uncertain and those with second thoughts, for their minds are still open.
Blessed are the wonderers, for they shall find what is wonderful.
Blessed are those who question their answers, for their horizons will expand forever.
Blessed are those who often feel foolish, for they are wiser than those who always think themselves wise.
Blessed are those who are scolded, suspected, and labeled as heretics by the gatekeepers,
   for the prophets and mystics were treated in the same way by the gatekeepers of their day.
Blessed are those who know their unknowing, for they shall have the last laugh.
Blessed are the perplexed, for they have reached the frontiers of contemplation.
Blessed are they who become cynical about their cynicism and suspicious of their suspicion, for they will enter the second innocence.
Blessed are the doubters, for they shall see through false gods.
Blessed are the lovers, for they shall see God everywhere.

Looking forward to all that this rainy day and the days ahead have for us... Be in touch, and remember that you are loved!