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Franciscan Beliefs, Spirituality, and Philosophy

Some of my Franciscan sisters and brothers will not like what I’m about to write here. And what I’m about to say can easily be misunderstood, so I will try my best to be clear: Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing particularly special about Franciscan beliefs and spirituality!
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I Am Made for God

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a human person. What began as a key theme of theology discussed in one of the graduate courses I teach, this has become something that has stayed on my mind a lot lately.
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Ask a Franciscan: Why Is There So Much Injustice?

Q. If God is all-powerful and all-good, why does evil exist? I have heard the theories of human free will, responsibility, and weakness after Adam and Eve’s fall. We simply don’t know why God allows what God allows. Why is there so much unbearable injustice in the world?
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Becoming a Fool for Christ

Contrary to popular opinion, I think it’s sometimes good to be a fool. Allow me to explain. Most people approach foolishness in one of two ways. The first is to avoid any such scenario at all costs because the specter of failure and embarrassment haunts our professional, emotional, and social lives, quietly tempering us from sharing opinions or speaking up in front of others. The second is to exploit one’s potential foolishness to an extreme degree. While those who wish to avoid appearing foolish might recoil at the thought of public humiliation, in stark contrast, people every day rise as stars of YouTube, reality television, and daytime talk shows by acting as foolish as possible.
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