St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us –
Let’s face it, we are on the road to Jericho every day. What day passes that we don’t meet someone who needs a comforting word, a helping hand, a listening ear, and a word of caring, a hug, and a smile. When we encounter a wounded traveler, our love is tested. Love and suffering recognize each other as brother and sister. Saint John Paul II said that suffering is in the world to release love. Suffering and need are opportunities to become the lovers God calls us to be.