Saint Francis of Assisi shows us the way for today. But lest we romanticize Francis and presume that if we get it right and do it right, we will be understood, valued, and respected, that was not ultimately his experience. Some days we can only live our lives from the inside out, holding fast to what we know to be true when we face opposition or misunderstanding. During those times, we need to pray for the gifts of faith, hope, and love of God to inform us.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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