CW6 – St. Francis – The “Never-Enough” – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides for Prayer w/Fr. Mark Cyza – Discerning Hearts

CW6 – St. Francis –  The “Never-Enough”  – The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Guides Fr. Mark Cyzafor Prayer with Fr. Mark Cyza

Fr. Mark Cyza discusses the witness of St. Francis and how he was transformed through his encounter with Christ.

Fr. Cyza reflects on the passage from the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis,  when Brother Leo, the faithful companion of St. Francis,  heard him cry : “Love is not loved, Love is not loved”.  Leo asked: “Why are you crying, Brother Francis?” Francis did not reply, he simply continued to say, “Love is not loved, Love is not loved…”

Leo said to him: “But Francis, do you not think that you have done enough for Jesus by leaving you father and mother, your friends and a future of glory? And Francis answered: “No, it is not enough”.

“But Francis, – Leo continued to say -, does it not seem to you to be enough to have removed your clothes before everybody, to beg alms along the streets of the town, to embrace a leper… so that you are looked upon as a fool by your own?” “No, it is not enough”, responded Francis again.St.-Francis-receives-stigma

For the third time Leo insisted: “Francis, does it not seem to be enough to suffer as you are suffering because of the stigmata, the rebellion of the Ministers, the illness of your eyes?” And once again Francis, this time in a loud voice, shouted: “No, it is not enough, it is not enough, it is not enough”. And he concluded saying: “Write it and remember it in you heart, Brother Leo, God is the never-enough”.

 

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  1. I find this resource very inspiring because it contributes to my spiritual growth.
    I am inspired speciall by Msgr. John Essef, Fr. Cyza and I learn so much from
    Bible teacher Susan Doran who makes me understand the Bible as a whole. I have a bible group here in the Philippines called the L3 Bibliarasal. L3 stands for listen, learn and live! Thank you for making this app available to all!

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