St. Francis Meditation Fourteen: “Regret”

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


Reread the story of the snowmen from yesterday:

When St. Francis had regrets as to the decision he had made to follow Christ, he built a family of snowmen to help him look at this life.  He built the wife and children that he could have had.  Then he realized that in order to have the life he gave up, he would have also had a servant.  He built her in the snow too – she was carrying the family luggage.  This reminded him that he had made the right decision – to have a servant meant that he would have had a good life at the expense of her life. Doing something for himself at the expense of someone else was not worth it to St. Francis.

Do you have any sacrifices for God that you regret having made?  Try drawing (if no snow is available to you) what life would have been like if you had not made those sacrifices.  Let God show you how these sacrifice have helped others.  On the other hand, are you considering making a sacrifice for God?  Try drawing a picture of what life would be like for yourself and others without this sacrifice.


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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