This is the third of a 6 part series on discernment. To view the previous posting scroll down.
St. Francis was calling me to a deeper understanding of my part in the Body of Christ. In 2006, I was professed as a Secular Franciscan.
The thing that most attracted me to St. Francis was his understanding that all of God’s creation is ONE – we are intimately connected with one and all – we depend on each other in life and so each and every one of us has a part to play in sustaining life.
attempt to find food to survive. Francis found A WAY through insight and forgiveness for all to co-exist in peace. The townsfolk could feed the wolf from their plentiful resources and the wolf, in turn,
Francis found A WAY through insight and forgiveness
would stop killing the livestock and people. God’s bounty was enough. There was food for the wolf and for the townspeople. All could be provided for and live in harmony.
...world suffering because of my lack of compassion...
Were Brothers and Sisters in other parts of the world suffering because of my lack of compassion for them in their daily struggles and my need to amass more? Was I contributing to the depletion of their water sources, the reaping of their land or the pollution of their air so commodities could be manufactured for my pleasure and comfort?
- How are you present in the world?
- Are you a participant in the throw away culture?
- Do you use more than you need of energy and food?
- Where do the things you consume come from and how does it get to you?
- Is someone suffering because of the choices you make?
the poor and the vulnerable.
How can you, stand better, in solidarity with creation and the poor?