Here’s the third (and final) blessing I received on my sendoff on Sunday.
O God of Outrage, worshiped by the saints and all the angels: pour out your Spirit on your servants who, with the gift of music, welcome the Misfits and give hope to the Damned. Embolden your musical Stooges, that with dissonant courage they might Clash with Bad Religion, clarify every Social Distortion, and shred every Black Flag of government tyranny and corporate oppression. Through their ministry heal our Poison Hearts and purify our Maimed Happiness as we await your coming glory, our Holiday in the Sun. In your name we pray, Amen.