Tomorrow at the small group our discussion shall focus upon St. Francis of Assisi.
Possibly some selections from The Little Flowers, one about Francis consulting Sister Clare and Brother Sylvester about whether to devote his life to prayer or to preaching, another about Francis and Ruffino preaching naked.
Our biblical text will be Mark 10:17-31.
My emphasis will be upon St. Francis’ ministry to human beings, especially upon his preaching of repentance. He was called by Christ to build his Church, and this is the core of Francis’ work in the world. The heart of all he did was a reckless love of God and radical commitment to the Gospel.