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
For those who face pain, hunger and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and
To change their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done.
Reprinted from Faith and the Common Good newsletter Dec 2008. A Rocha (the Rock) is a Christian conservation group founded in 1983, based on five principles. It now operates in 18 countries, offers environmental education, trains local project workers and has carbon-offset partnerships with IUCN, Conservation International, European Commission's DG Environment, Tearfund and CCBA.