Happy Feast of St. Francis!
We need St. Francis today, in our world, in our community, and in our hearts. Francis was so deeply embedded in the gospel that he was out of step with everything. If we follow the example of our parish’s patron saint, we too would be risking much for the gospel. The invitation is ours! Will we follow?
Many quotes are attributed to Francis. One of my favorites is this:
“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received…but only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.”