In choosing “failure” from the outset, Francis frees himself from the enormous burden of the opinion of others. Beginning with his own father, he rejects knowing who he is only through others. He becomes a free man, a man whose identity comes from God.

~Murray Bodo, O.F.M. — The Way of St. Francis: The Challenge of Franciscan Spirituality for Everyone

2010-02-03T11:45:16+00:00 February 3rd, 2010|St. Francis of Assisi (about him)|4 Comments

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  1. author_greg February 3, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Ilia Delio has written a wonderful book The Humility of God that takes up the theme of Franciscan humility intended to strengthen the I-Thou relationship.

  2. asecularfranciscan February 3, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Thanks Greg, Looks like a good book. It looks familiar so it's very possible I have it in my “to be read” pile. Guess I'll have to bump it up. Here's the library thing link: http://www.librarything.com/work/1211130

  3. author_greg February 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Ilia Delio has written a wonderful book The Humility of God that takes up the theme of Franciscan humility intended to strengthen the I-Thou relationship.

  4. asecularfranciscan February 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks Greg, Looks like a good book. It looks familiar so it's very possible I have it in my “to be read” pile. Guess I'll have to bump it up. Here's the library thing link: http://www.librarything.com/work/1211130

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