Keep a clear eye

I came upon this quote today on my way to Mass at Mt. Irenaeus. Fr. Lou’s homily mirrored much of what I’ve been writing about this week. I’d never seen this quote from St. Francis before but I immediately loved it.

“Keep a clear eye toward life’s end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God’s Creature. What you are in His sight is what you are and nothing more. Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing you have received..but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.” – St. Francis of Assisi

One Reply to “Keep a clear eye”

  1. I love this quote–if we live as if death is sitting on our shoulder we are so much more aware of life.

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