St. Francis Meditation Six: “Our Belongings”

I am blogging a daily meditation for the participants (and others!)
of my class on St. Francis…

These are the words from Matthew that Jesus spoke to St. Francis in the Chapel of St. Mary’s:

“As you go, proclaim the good news: The kingdom of heaven has come near! You received without payment, give without payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff, for laborers deserve their food.”

Sometimes it is our belongings that keep us from serving and trusting God fully – that keep us from being the hands and feet of Jesus to others.  Sometimes our belongings own us instead of facilitating a life lived for Christ.  Look around at your belongings, which ones are keeping you from living a life of service to God and others?  Can you get rid of them?


April describes herself as a Red Letter Christian who writes about scripture and spiritual disciplines. See her latest book, James in the Suburbs: The Disorderly Parable of the Epistle of James. Great for an individual read or group Bible studies! You can follow her blog by clicking on the three dots in upper right hand of this page and scrolling down.


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