Where there is Patience and Humility,
there is neither Anger nor Annoyance.
St. Francis, The Admonitions, XXVII
[for the complete prayer, click “Walking with Francis from Easter to Pentecost” above]
I see anger and annoyance almost daily. Where is patience and humility? Are they hiding somewhere or do I just have to look harder? I certainly don’t see much of them in myself. Then I open A Sense of the Divine: through the Christian Year with St. Francis to the reading for Easter day and read St. Francis:
You are holy, Lord God; you do wonderful things..
You are love, charity; you are wisdom, humility…
You are patience, you are beauty, you are meekness..
I look to God for love and wisdom, patience and humility. As I find it there, I find it here.
Offered by Bill Albritton, seeker of God and prayerful servant to neighbor.
Sister Nan and Father Maximilian Mizzi, The Message of St. Francis (New York: Penguin Studios, 1998), p. 9
Brother Tristam, A Sense of the Divine: Through the Christian Year with St. Francis (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2002)
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What a good point – looking to God first to open our eyes to God’s presence around us. Thank you, Bill! peace, Johnna