Blessing for the Road

May the peace of having a path
propel you.
May the stone in your shoe
be smooth.
May the sun burn only the wounds
you need cauterized.
May the rain remind you
of tears.
May the destination shimmer
in the distance
in and out of existence.
May forgiveness be the fuel
you keep burning through
forcing you every few miles
to stop and fill up.

Greg Kennedy, SJ works as a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. He is author of Reupholstered Psalms volumes I, II, and III; and Amazing Friendships between Animals and Saints (Novalis Press).

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 07:11h, 20 July Reply

    Thank you Greg!

  • Lorraine Majcen
    Posted at 10:28h, 20 July Reply

    Thank you Fr Greg! The words are beautiful and resonate for me, on my path and journey of life, for healing and hope. Thank you again. May God bless you abundantly.

  • Maria Skarzynski
    Posted at 11:13h, 20 July Reply

    What a gorgeous and deep poem!! Thank you Father Greg!

  • Grace Colella
    Posted at 13:33h, 20 July Reply

    That’s lovely Greg!

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