On the occasion of the visit from Pope Francis, Ellis Nelson shared this apropos post. One the most powerful books from Wayne Dyer is There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, based on the famous St. Francis Prayer. He was definitely a man for the ages.
With Pope Francis visiting the US, it’s time again to reflect on his namesake. This is a reblogged post, so some might remember it.
A couple of years ago I listened to one of those Great Courses lectures on St. Francis of Assisi. I patiently waited through all the talk about his early beginnings, his military experience, his illness, his rejection of society, and his eventual creation of a new order. Most of it was dry and rather matter-of-fact. Where was the meat? Where was the mystical Francis I’d heard about? Where were the stories, the hagiography, that made Francis one of the most loved and recognized saints of all time? I walked away from the lectures shaking my head in disappointment. It wasn’t until later that my reading caught up with the reality. I had been very naïve believing a history and art professor would…
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