Daily Conversion

When St. Francis began to understand
that his life was
a gift of love,
he desired nothing else than
that his life become
a loving gift
to God and others.
This shift in consciousness
did not happen all at once.
The journey from
the assumption of absolute autonomy
and the false egocentric notion
that we are self-sufficient,
to a posture of total surrender to God
and the recognition of
our genuine interconnectedness
with all life
takes time and requires
daily conversion.

Day by day,
step by step,
prayer by prayer
we inch our way
along the Way
back to God,
back to the fullness of life
and love.
But we easily get distracted,
sidetracked by false desires
and empty illusions.
This is why the
discipline of prayer
was important to Francis
and he did not want
to leave it to chance.
He carefully carved out
time alone,
time apart from the roar of the crowd,
time for God alone.

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2 Responses to “Daily Conversion”


  1. 1 Joanne Fraser March 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    today’s is a good one hey 🙂

  2. 2 aliceny March 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you.


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