Thoughtfulness of The Day

Here is something we can all agree with, whether or not we ‘believe’ in a particular doctrine, belief system, God, or no God at all…

 

 

Wood Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi

Wood Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi (Photo credit: pjhodges)

 

 

 

Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him.

And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.

― St. Francis of Assisi 

Have a wonderful Wednesday, Everyone!  Thanks so much, once again, for taking a minute to stop in to see us today.

C J    and  Morguie

St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220)

St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

9 Responses to “Thoughtfulness of The Day”

  1. I love the image of Francis of Assisi who held so still birds landed on his arms! I recently read a devotion (Mark Nepo) about people being lonely because they wall themselves off, not letting anything full of live come near…and how we should be more like Francis. Thank you for sharing more of his wisdom – great thoughts!

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    • Thank you. I, too, love St Francis. I fancy myself an animal lover, much as he was said to be. I wish I could stand ever so still and have the beautiful birds and beasts alight upon my hands without any fear or concern for their safety and well-being. I love that Francis was a bit of an oddball in his time. Instead of joining the aristocracy and making much of his wealthy family line, he chose to take the harder, lesser desired road in life. He was willing to give up worldly assets to live among the outcasts and lepers. He chose poverty, chastity, and humility. He wanted to serve those who had nothing. He was quite a guy. And, even if I am no longer a “good” Catholic, I have much admiration for the new leader of the Church, who endeavors to be the namesake and disciple of Francis’ works. The new Holy Father is reaching out to common peoples everywhere…to serve them. I believe he is genuine and sincere in his quest to touch the lives of many who live in despair and darkness. He strikes me as a gentle, humble soul. Time shall tell.

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  2. Now that’s keeping a good thought 🙂

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  3. Words we should all live by. It should include our Mousie friends too.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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