On 4th OCTOBER the Church celebrates the life of St FRANCIS of ASSISI.
Francis was from a wealthy family but gave up everything to live with and for the poor and discovered that the deepest happiness comes when we can let go of our attachment to material things and social status, and trust God. St Francis also acknowledged the struggles and temptations of the world, yet the plight of the poor, the widows and the orphans whom he served, was more important than the lure of comfort, luxury and wealth.
Let us ask St Francis to pray for us, that we would not seek happiness in material things but find true joy in Christ. St Francis: Pray for us. Our Father…
Look: Who can you see in need? What simple act can you do to help?