Far from Perfect, But Close to God :)
What was St. Francis like? Have you ever wondered? For that matter, what was any saint like?
Sometimes saints seem really really far away in our minds, like fictional characters from comic books or something.
But remember….saints were real and they still are real, they belong to the communion of saints, and so do we! The communion (like community) of saints include all Christians both living and dead who are united to God.
So just like them when they walked the earth, YOU are a saint in the making! (Yeah, I said it, even though you just called your sister a fathead or talked behind someone’s back….I said in the making, I didn’t say you were there YET!)
St. Francis was actually a simple man who just decided he wanted to live out the Gospel through service of others.
And honestly, I think he got a thrill out of sacrificing for others, because every time he did, he became more and more like someone he loved, Jesus.
The other week, we too took a step forward to carry out an act of service. We went to St. Francis Table downtown to be waitresses and waiters at a restaurant for homeless women and men!
Doing the food preparation, serving the food and serving each table was really a joy. Every student who participated said that they had a fantastic time and they wanted to serve more in the future.
I really do think Jesus started a big movement when he said “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31), because shoot, it fills one more stomach, creates one more smile and it creates one more genuinely happy person in the world.
And to me, that’s what bringing God’s kingdom on earth is all about. Good job everyone!