Saint Francis and the Cross of Christ

Posted by Franciscan Media on Mar 12, 2018 5:30:00 AM

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It is not a God who is vindictive, vengeful, sadistic, or punishing that speaks to the heart of Saint Francis and calls him forth to live more deliberately his baptismal vocation to follow the Gospel, but a God of love. It is a God who suffered on the cross precisely because of love, not despite it. And this love, this passion for humanity, touched the life of Francis in a permanent, life-altering way.

—from The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering by Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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