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The Fire of Love Will Set the Earth Ablaze

Franciscan prayer, lived to its full, is to set the human heart on fire. It is to transform one’s body into a body of love and one’s actions into actions of love. In this transformation is the fire that can set the earth ablaze––the fire of light, peace, justice, unity and dignity. It is to see the wounds of suffering humanity and bind them with mercy and compassion. It is to see and feel for all creation––to love by way of self-gift. It is to live in the mystery of Christ, the mystery of God enfleshed.

—from the book Franciscan Prayer


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