“You may be all the Gospel your neighbor will ever read.” — Saint Francis of Assisi
The Godless Creation
I used to quote this passage to my students at the evangelical university where I taught for ten years. They always nodded in sage agreement, murmuring appreciatively—until I told them the verse wasn’t from the Bible. It’s an Islamic hadith, one of a large collection of wisdom sayings that complement and amplify the Qur’an.
Saint Francis: For the Love of God
I approach the Blessing of the Animals as an opportunity to share the reality that we are stewards of creation.
The Complicated Call of Saint Francis
I have a complicated relationship with Saint Francis.
Saint Francis’ Reminder
Anyone who visits our house might guess at why we love Saint Francis of Assisi, known for his love of animals.
Faith at Home: Planning Ahead for October
Observing feasts and seasons reminds us about what truly matters as we practice faith at home.
Coins, Berries, Daisies, and Animals: Celebrating Early Autumn Feast Days
Special days aren’t just for Advent and Lent, they happen throughout the year. By observing just a few, we enrich our faith, and the faith of our family.
St. Francis Has A Lesson for the Election Season
I’ve never been the kind of person on whom a bird would perch. But there’s much more to St. Francis than that.
Loving Creatures Great and Small for St. Francis Day
Caring for animals helps kids know they can improve the lives of creatures smaller and more vulnerable than they are.