the threefold blessing

May the Lord Bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
May God give you the grace not to sell yourself short; Grace to risk something big for something good; Grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous for anything but truth, and too small for anything but love.
May God take your minds and think through them. May God take your lips and speak through them. May God take your hands and work through them. May God take your hearts and set them on fire.


Blessing by The Rev. William Sloane Coffin, inspired by the The Priestly Blessing or the threefold blessing in Numbers 6:24-26

One thought on “the threefold blessing

  1. I remember meeting Rev. Coffin when I was a young girl. He spoke at a gathering of folks working on the “Open Housing’ marches in the early ’60s. What an incredible and gentle man. What a beautiful threefold blessing.

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