08 August 2007

Ponderables from the Poverello

Know, brothers, that poverty is the special way to salvation, as the stimulus of humility and the root of perfection, whose fruit is manifold but hidden. This is the Gospel’s treasure hidden in a field; to buy this we should sell everything, and in comparison to this we should spurn everything we cannot sell.

– St. Francis in Bonaventure, The Life of St. Francis 7.1.

1 comment:

  1. Understanding material poverty is the easy part. Applying poverty to the rest of our lives is the challenge.