Lord, make us to walk in your way

St. Francis embraces poverty, by John Dashwood TSSF

St. Francis embraces poverty, by John Dashwood TSSF

‘Where there is love and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance;
where there is patience and humility,
there is neither anger nor annoyance;

where there is poverty and joy,
there is neither greed nor avarice;
where there is peace and contemplation,
there is neither care nor restlessness;
where there is the fear of God to guard the dwelling,
there no enemy can enter;
where there is mercy and prudence,
there is neither excess nor harshness’;
this we know through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Francis of Assisi