Detachment from things presumes that there are things to detach from. One way to learn detachment is to recognize how fragile things are. One fire, or flood, or tornado, or hurricane, or lightening strike and “things” are gone. The greater our attachment, the greater our grief. To be free of attachment to material [...]
Franciscans are determined to avoid whatever diminishes relationships and to engage in whatever would enhance unity.
~ Lester Bach, OFM Cap, The Franciscan Journey: Embracing the Franciscan Vision
Secular Franciscans develop love in full measure so that it becomes their natural reaction to life and people and problems and celebrations. The SFO Rule is clear on this when it states: … In these fraternities the brothers and sisters, led by the Spirit, strive for perfect charity in their own secular state [...]