“The Canticle of the Sun by Francis of Assisi (day 8 of 14) – I Want To Be a Pyromaniac”


30 days till the BIRTH of CHRIST,

and 5 days till the beginning of the ADVENT season.

“HO, HO , HO-ly God, We Praise Thy Name!”

 

Quote of the Day:

 

 Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.

 

Today’s Meditation:

 

The Canticle of the Sun by Francis of Assisi (day 8 of 14):

… Be praised, my Lord [Jesus], through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night. He is beautiful & cheerful, & powerful and strong. …

 

Most people are fancinated by fire.  The colors, movement, warmth, dancing in the air in a raw “emotion” that claims that it is in charge and in control.  Fire causes massive damage each year, but also does so much good in the way of heat, cooking, and ascetic beauty at a camp fire or in the home fireplace.

Fire separates the darkness of night.  It decreases the fear of the unknowing by illuminating the world that surrounds us.  Jesus is our light.  When on fire with HIS Holy Spirit, there is nothing to fear in this world.  When He dwells in us, he are warmed by His indescribable love and mercy.

Let His fire burn in me forever.  Amen.  

The full text of “The Canticle of the Sun” can be found at many web sites

including: http://www.poverello-society.org/prayer_canticle.htm.

 

Pax et Bonum

Dan Halley, SFO

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Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) Rule #24:

 

To foster communion among members, the council should organize regular and frequent meetings of the community as well as meeting with other Franciscan groups, especially with youth groups. It should adopt appropriate means for growth in Franciscan and ecclesial life and encourage everyone to a life of fraternity. The communion continues with deceased brothers and sisters through prayer for them.

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