OFS Ongoing

Therefore, in my secular state I promise to live all the days of my life the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Secular Franciscan Order by observing its rule of life. May the grace of the Holy Spirit, the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and our holy father St. Francis, and the fraternal bonds of community always be my help, so that I may reach the goal of perfect Christian love.

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Chapter 10: Conclusion

The Acts of the Apostles, 14: 8-10: In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out; “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the…

Chapter Nine: Discerning the Will of God

The Gospel of John 6:29: Jesus answered,“The work of God is this; to believe in the one he has sent.” The Gospel of John 6:38-40: For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.  And this is the will of him who sent me, that…

Chapter Eight A: The Will of God and Political Freedom

(This short reflection was originally included in the main body of chapter eight.  In review, I decided it did not fit well, so I excised it.  But, given the references to current culture in other places, I thought it was still relevant.  So here it is on its own.  If it is objectionable, hopefully it…

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