Educating for the Lived Gospel #260

“Who are you, God and who am I?” St Francis

This prayer was frequently on the lips of St Francis. As much as anyone, Francis understood the unity, the connection of all creation. We are so so used to thinking in binary or dualistic terms: off/on, good/bad, us/them. Such thinking can blind us to our connection with others – in God. This connection commences at our beginning – when we are each loved into life. For most of us, the love of family and friends guides us on our journey towards our wholeness. Since we believe that God is love (1 John 4:8), God is constantly present with us, in us and our family & friends.

One answer to ‘who are you, God?’ is the author of life, constantly present – in love. One answer to ‘who am I?’ is a creature lovingly created who finds their wholeness in love, like the trinitarian God in whose image we were made.

Have a great week…and term!

One thought on “Educating for the Lived Gospel #260

  1. Thanks Patrick. This sets the scene very nicely for our 2018 theme. I particularly like your comment about Francis’ emphasis on integration and unity, rather than duality.

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