Wherein I "rip-off" another writer or artist. Not taking credit, just passing on some good stuff. Today's choice, St. Francis of Assisi, whom I aspire to follow:
sons of the Lord and my brothers, pay attention to my words. Incline the ear
of your heart and obey the voice of the Son of God. Observe His commands with
your whole heart and fulfill His counsels with a perfect mind. Give praise to
Him since He is good and exalt Him by your deeds, for He has sent you into the
entire world for this reason, that in word and deed you may give witness to
His voice and bring everyone to know that there is no one who is all-powerful
except Him. Persevere in discipline and holy obedience and with a firm and good
purpose fulfill what you have promised to Him. The Lord God offers Himself to
us as to His children.
Therefore, kissing your feet and with all that love
of which I am capable, I implore all of you brothers to show all possible reverence
and honor to the most holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in whom that
which is in the heavens and on the earth is brought to peace and is reconciled
to the all-powerful God.
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