Spirit of the Lord

You are holy, Lord, the only God, and Your deeds are wonderful.
You are strong.
You are great.
You are the Most High.
You are Almighty.
You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.
You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.
You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, living and true.
You are love.
You are wisdom.
You are humility.
You are endurance.
You are rest.
You are peace.
You are joy and gladness.
You are justice and moderation.
You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.
You are beauty.
You are gentleness.
You are our protector.
You are our guardian and defender.
You are our courage.
You are our haven and our hope.
You are our faith, our great consolation.
You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord, God Almighty, Merciful Saviour.

St. Francis never shrank from any adjective that portrayed God as connected intimately to us. Francis went out of his way to show those around him that God was not a distant symbol but a force that is intimately involved in our lives. How often do I live that way? How often is my life a witness to a creator that is loving, caring and gentle? Jesus says, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has. anointed me to bring good news to the poor. —Luke 4:18. How can I live that more fully? How can I bring good news to the poor? I am surrounded by poor people. They are not always poor in money but poor in spirit. They need an encouragement. St. Francis was great at showing people how much God loved them. Peace.

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