I am blogging a daily meditation for the participants (and others!)
of my class on St. Francis…
The Civil Peace Agreement (between the rich landowners and peasants) that St. Francis negotiated saved Assisi from civil war. It struck a deal where the peasants would no longer be subservient to the wealthy and where taxes were no longer a burden for the peasants. This showed that St. Francis did not refrain from getting involved in politics when it came to protecting the vulnerable.
Ask God to show you what role you should play in local and national politics.
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.