Tag Archives: St. Francis

Independence Day?

Today is Independence Day in my country. Independence seems like an odd thing to celebrate at a time when we feel anything but independent, when so much of our independence is curtailed: The right to choose when and where we … Continue reading

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Be the Good News

One of the fundamental rules of storytelling is “Show, don’t tell.” The same rule works well for followers of Jesus. Unless we show people the good news, it won’t ring true. And the best way to show it is to … Continue reading

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Make Me an Instrument

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” ~Matthew 5:9

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More Blessed to Give

Dear self: Remember this. And then remember it some more. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ~Acts 20:35

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Make Me an Instrument

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” ~Matthew 5:9

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