May the blessing of the God of peace and justice be with us;
May the blessing of the Son
who weeps the tears of the world’s suffering be with us;

And may the blessing of the Spirit
who inspires us to reconciliation and hope be with us;

from now into eternity.

2003 © Clare McBeath, as posted on


The mind… is not a thing we possess;
it is whatever we see or hear:
bread and wine, mountains and rivers.

– from Zen Gifts to Christians by Robert Kennedy (2001).