Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by Franciscans For Justice in Articles
Icon by Brother Martin de Jesus Sanabria Navarro, ofm, on the occasion of his Solemn Profession of Vows, August 20, 2012.
On the reverse side of the card, meant for reflection, is Admonition #27: St. Francis of Assisi.
This admonition reflects the spirituality that animates a Franciscan approach to the work of Justice, Peace, and Care for Creation.
Thank you Brother Martin for sharing this beautiful icon and reflection with us.
Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Where there is patience and humility,
there is neither anger nor disturbance.
Where there is poverty with joy,
there is neither greed nor avarice.
Where there is rest and meditation,
there is neither anxiety nor restlessness.
Where there is fear of the Lord to guard an entrance,
there the enemy cannot have a place to enter.
Where there is a heart full of mercy and discernment,
there is neither excess nor hardness of heart.