See the Lilies

St. Francis of Assisi took Christ’s words of unconcern about worldly goods literally, and never bothered about income.  No salary, no inheritance, no funding for him – it was all happenstance .  Fortunately, it worked out.  But the lesson remained: don’t let concerns for this life block out its joys.

There is a certain peace in trusting a heavenly father to provide the means of sustenance.  After all, we live in a world where jobs are plentiful, even if it means migrating to the southern border of the USA.  (May we never lose that privileged position.)

People love a world where ambition and intelligence pay off.  It makes existence so much more exciting.  But to worry about it?  St. Francis said, “Never!”

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