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  • Writer's pictureMark Cresswell

If you heard James Hall on Sunday...

You'll know that in his sermon James mentioned that Sunday was the day of the year when we remember St Francis. That has a great synergy with Harvest.

This week Richard Rohr has been writing about St Francis under the heading "St. Francis: A Message for Our Times"

On Sunday he introduced the theme with the words "Jesus left no formal religious rule for his followers. The closest he came was his proclamation of the Beatitudes: Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful, the peacemakers. . . . Francis took to heart [Jesus’] spiritual vision [proclaimed in the Beatitudes] and translated it into a way of life. . . ."

If you'd like to have a look at more of this - and we recommend it - you can see the blog here. On the page you can read the most recent, sign up for more via email, and at the bottom link back to the previous days. It's well worth a look.

The reflection James mentioned is here it's also worth a look to see why Richard calls it an "Unexpected Francis".

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