Living for God~
A young Francis of Assisi was praying in a church when he heard Jesus say to him, “Go out and build up my church for it is nearly falling down.” At first, Francis assumed that meant repairing the ruined church where he was praying. In time, however, he realized that Jesus meant the greater Christian Church was falling down.
Many have heard the same call to rebuild the Church in this postmodern age. Early Christians were known for their love. These days, we are often considered a hate group in our contemporary culture. The modern church is falling down.
The true Church is built with living stones. People who answer the call of Jesus to love God and neighbor are the true Church. As Saint Francis later prayed, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.”
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