1. Sorry.
    I ‘aint seein’ it:
    “if all are from one Father then all are real kin. Hence his custom of claiming brotherhood with all manner of animate and inanimate objects. The personification, therefore, of the elements in the “Canticle of the Sun” is something more than a mere literary figure. Francis’s love of creatures was not simply the offspring of a soft or sentimental disposition; it arose rather from that deep and abiding sense of the presence of God, ”
    Sigh…It reeks of nature worship and sun worship in particular.
    No thanks.
    I do like the word “if”, though.
    I do pray.
    Prayers, especially those that involve Holy Spirit, are more powerful than bucks.
    Tithing is still the best in material giving 10% and whatever one can give after that.
    Actions are powerful as well.
    That is where I do admire this man….but not if it is due to the worship of the sun god and he bowing to “things”.
    God bless the U.S.A.

    1. I suppose the value to men of warmth and light, water, crops, and the like was more readily noticed in Francis’s time. Today we have artificial light, artificial food, synthetic fibers for clothing and protection. The natural versions of the stuff we take for granted might seem less divine.

      1. Yeah Bill, that could be…the synthetic makes me, personally, more thankful for God’s creation in all of its wonderful dynamic variety and beauty.
        The makers’ own “nature” is more appreciated, and the synthetic tries to mimic what it cannot claim.
        While I’m at it, thankfulness, not “justice”, is a key to success for all of us.
        It needs to be realized in order to succeed against our very old enemy.
        Justice is better left in God’s hands.
        How can the imperfect judge the imperfect?

        The St. Francis prayer is beautiful, but I do get leary of the base intentions when it comes to religion and Nancy Pelosi!
        We shall see :)

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