Monday, April 7, 2008

Proclaiming Peace, St. Francis

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. Nobody should ever be roused to wrath or insult on your account. Everyone should rather be moved to peace, goodwill, and mercy because of your restraint. For we have been called to the prupose of healing the wounded, binding up those who are bruised, and reclaming the erring.

-St. Francis of Assisi

2 comments:

Nelson Prater said...

St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. On his feast day, we all bring our animals up for a special blessing. You might find a Catholic church on Oct. 4 this year, and take Oso up to receive a special blessing.

Alli Rogers said...

I love that! I'll put it on the calender now!