Thursday, May 23, 2013

Admonitions of St. Francis of Assisi

Admonition IX    True Love

The Lord says:  Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who persecute and blame you. (Mt 5:44)  That person truly loves his enemy who is not upset at any injury which is done to himself, but out of love of God is disturbed at the sin of the other's soul.  And let him show his love for the other by his deeds.

(Francis and Clare - The Complete Works, translated by Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap, and Ignatius Brady OFM.  Paulist Press)

No comments:

Post a Comment