Left Behind

In his TESTAMENT, St. Francis of Assisi says that after a profound encounter with lepers, he “left the world”. Name one thing that you need to leave behind as you begin your journey.

Can you leave it be(hind)?
Can you leave it be(hind)?
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Show,Do,Give

Francis showed/did/gave mercy to society’s outcast.

What teeny-weenie thing can you do this week to show a little extra mercy to someone who is society’s outcast? Name it. Now, write it on a post-it note and stick it on your phone. Don’t go to bed tonight until you’ve done *something*.

Bitter<Sweetness

Could that which was sour become salty? We'll think about that another day.
Could that which was sour become salty? We’ll think about that another day.

“what had seemed bitter to me was turned into sweetness”

St. Francis was repulsed by smelly lepers. God led him to live and serve among them and thus changed his heart. Here’s your 30 second Franciscan Retreat:

Who are the lepers in your life?

Will you pray that God turn that bitterness to sweetness?

No, seriously, will ya?