To put ourselves in the shoes of St. Francis of Assisi is to find the perfect peace that derives from selfless service to others.
In the 25th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus relates the parable of the 10 Bridesmaids. Here, we’re reminded that a heart prepared for the Lord is also one prone to selfless acts, in the service of others. Nowhere is that better exemplified than spontaneous generosity in peace, or bravery in war.
When confronted with the physical and spiritual hunger of a gathering of 5,000+, Jesus directed that they be served. The Disciples thought that 5 loaves and 2 fishes were ‘nothing’ with which to work, but He demonstrated otherwise. The theme of this story, which spans all 4 of the Gospel narratives, is that we should […]
Jesus well anticipated the ups and downs of everyday life. In the same way that he confronted sin and death, and triumphed over them, He offers us the same path to peace and redemption …. if we would only believe in Him.