Friday, January 16, 2009

Living the Wisdom of St Francis

Francis gestured, danced, laughed, and sang; felt the earth in his skin and bones; talked with Jesus; enjoyed the company of his brothers; and preached repentance in towns along the way. From the time of his conversion, he envisioned himself as the troubadour of Christ. On occasion, he would pick up a stick and, imagining that he was playing a violin, sing about his God. He refused to suppress the energy of his soul and coaxed his brothers to sing so that they would awaken the spirit of joy in the hearts of listeners.

Living the Wisdom of St Francis
by Wayne Simsic



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