Today’s Thoughts: Some of the thoughts and wisdom of and about St. Francis of Assisi.
“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
“Blessed is the servant who loves his [or her] brother [or sister] as much when he [or she] is sick and useless as when he [or she] is well and maybe of service to him [or her]. And blessed is he [or she] who loves his [or her] brother [or sister] as well when he [or she] is far off as when he [or she] is by his [or her] side, and who would say nothing behind his [or her] back he [or she] might not, in love, say before his [or her] face.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
“The good Bishop of Assisi expressed a sort of horror at the hard life which the Little Brothers lived at the Portiuncula, without comforts, without possessions, eating anything they could get and sleeping anyhow on the ground. St. Francis answered him with that curious and almost stunning shrewdness which the unworldly can sometimes wield like a club of stone. He said, 'If we had any possessions, we should need weapons and laws to defend them.” (G.K. Chesterton, Saint Francis of Assisi)
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of one single candle.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
“It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
“Always tell of God's love. If necessary, use words.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
“We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
St. Francis of Assisi is truly a man, a saint for all seasons!
Have a blessed and peaceful Feast of St. Francis of Assisi everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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