St. Francis holds a special place in my heart. Many of you know the prayer attributed to him, "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace..." Last Christmas Eve at the late service we talked about how he introduced the ubiquitous crèche the most of us have in our churches and homes now. St. Francis only wanted Christ to be known and adored. All creation sings praises to our God, even the animals, earth, and sky. This Sunday night we gather to remember Francis and bless animals, who get to love God, too. Hope you and your critter (or a picture if they are skittish) can come out to the front of the Church at 6 pm Sunday. Humans WEAR MASKS!
Here is another famous prayer for St. Francis for you to ponder and maybe pray:
May the power of your love, Lord Christ,
fiery and sweet as honey,
wean my heart from all that is under heaven,
so that I may die for love of your love,
who were so good as to die for love of my love.
Blessings this Francistide!