Thursday, October 4, 2007
Feast of St. Francis
Today is the Feast of St. Francis. So, what is there to celebrate? Far too much for one little post. Here was a man who had been the life of the party who chose to become a Fool for God. A man who gave up wealth, comfort and position to live an authentic gospel life. A man who embraced Lady Poverty and the leper. A man who was suspicious of book learning and yet whose movement lead to not only a spiritual tradition but an intellectual tradition.
What is important to Franciscans?
The Incarnation and the Passion (see “Love”)
Peace and peace-making
All creatures and Creation
Have a great Feast Day