View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Doherty - Fools for Christ


Yes, foolishness for Christ's sake. He wants us, like St. Francis, to be fools the like of which the world has not yet seen. He gives us St. Francis to show us the way, to help us risk exposing ourselves to ridicule. St. Francis took two piece of wood, branches cut from some tree, and made believe that they were a violin and played music on them. We don't have to take branches, we need only let the strings of our heart play music, the foolish music of one who follows Christ until the end.


- Catherine Doherty (Urodivoi: Holy Fools)

1 Comments:

Blogger freddie said...

Love the foolness of Francis too...
ciao
freddie

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