Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

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Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once drawn to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Richard Rohr describes how Francis found an â"alternative wayâ"� to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to Gospel wisdom of poverty and simplicity.p Richard helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to the long-standing tradition founded on Francisâ"™ radical and life-changing embrace of Jesusâ"™ teachings. Rohr introduces us to the joyful Francis and his companion Clare who knew the essential truth about God, that there is no separation between matter and spirit. Knowing our true identityâ"”one with Godâ"”frees us from fear of death and allows us to let go of our small self to live more fully as embodied love.p