St. Francis and the way of nonviolence

Sometimes topics and ideas seem to come in waves. Tonight while reading on the internet I came to Fr. John Dear’s website and came across a great article written about St. Francis and a topic I wrote about just last night.

Here is an excerpt from that article.

Francis embodies the Gospel journey from violence to nonviolence, wealth to poverty, power to powerlessness, selfishness to selfless service, pride to humility, indifference to love, cruelty to compassion, vengeance to forgiveness, revenge to reconciliation, war to peace, killing enemies to loving enemies. More than any other Christian, he epitomizes discipleship to Jesus. His witness continues to shine throughout the world. Read More here… Peace.

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