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The Baggage We Carry

Oct 12, 2020
The Baggage We Carry

When we go into the inner desert, we appreciate for the first time just how much unnecessary baggage we carry around. We see and gasp at the incredible artificiality of our old way of life, the flimsiness of our old values, the duplicity of our old self. The process is harrowing because it rips away everything by which we’ve defined ourselves. But this desert dying, this going under, is a necessary condition for the kind of “ineffable joy” and “wonderful light” that suffused Francis at the end of his time in the pit.

—from the book Perfect Joy: 30 Days with Francis of Assisi  by Kerry Walters

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Mon, 10/12/2020 - 09:12 PM
I long for the simplicity of understanding what is needed of us. With this new format, and words, I feel lost. I am sorry you felt the need to change this site and the Saint of the day site. God Bless you. Thank you for trying to evangelize in the new world of techno change. The words of St. Francis don't change, the word of Our Lord doesn't change. I pray you can return to the old design to make the word of God welcoming. In Christ, Marcella Klinger.
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:03 AM
Dump the baggage! Let Jesus in!
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 09:08 AM
We should not become attach to material objects keep focus on LORD JESUS & seek the bread of life

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