May God the PREACHER bless you,
entrusting you with the Word
that gives life and hope to a thirsty world.
May your life bear witness to this Word
in you and may your proclamation of this Word
echo in the hearts of all those with whom
you live and work. May even the
stranger know the passion of your commitment.
May God the PREACHER be with you.
---Maxine Shonk, OP in "Blessings Upon Blessings."
(Columbus: The Spirituality Network, Inc, 2010)