as you depart into a thorny world
may your steps continue the journey of Christ.
may you serve with open hands and open hearts
loving recklessly those you encounter,
transforming them into the image of Christ.
MAy you feast at the table of the Lord,
nourished by his constant provision and blessing,
sustained by his hand.
And may you invite others to the banquet,
a simple beggar
sharing heaven’s bread.