We Need God—and One Another

Posted by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jul 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM

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Francis’ giving up of material things was only a sign of that deeper self-emptying. But it is even more than self-emptying. Having an abundance of things gives one the illusion of independence—illusion, because we are all interdependent and dependent on God, who made us, saved us, and sanctifies us. The security that material possessions give us makes even the thought of God something we have to be reminded of, whereas, if we are poor, it is easier to turn to God in praise and thanksgiving for even the smallest gift.

—from Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality

Enter Assisi

Categories: st. francis of assisi, Franciscan Spirituality