October 4, 2016
(St. Francis of Assisi)
Jesus told Martha, “There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” Lk_10:38-42
St. Francis, too, chose the better part. Rather than taking the easy path, the path of wealth and comfort, Francis chose to live in community with the poor, the leper, the needy. Francis chose the path of Jesus and that path led him to hunger, sickness and even the very wounds of Jesus on his own body. Francis suffered so that many, many, could live. Follow him along the pathway to Jesus and we will live, in eternity, with Him!
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