After St. Francis became a follower of Christ, his goal became to fix the church which no longer continued the mission of spreading the message of Jesus through service to others.
This is all he owned–a robe that he continuously patched. This was all he needed to do the work of God. No seminary degree, no ordination, no money. He simply put his love for God and others into action.
On this his feast day, I pray our goals will be as sharp and determined. It is then we will know true joy.
You can learn more about St. Francis and the Christian Life through my book of the same name.
— Rev. Dr. April Love-Fordham