Kimberly (bluesafyrefla) wrote in franciscanheart,

  • Mood:

The Two Small Coins of St. Francis

October 5

The Two Small Coins of St. Francis

Christ’s Poor One, Francis, possessed nothing but two small coins (cf. Mk 12:42) which he could dispose of with largesse and charity: his body and his soul. But those two mites he offered to God continually, for love of Christ; he seemed always to be immolating his body with the rigor of fasting and his soul with the flame of desire: his body, a holocaust outside in the court of the temple; his soul, incense offered in the inner temple.

-- St. Bonaventure, Major Life, 9:3
  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded