Elgin + St. Francis = fun before bed. At night my son-in-process and I have a little night vigil and maybe a little theological discussion so he starts off on the right (or left, depending on who is judging) foot. Tonight Elgin and I did some reading from St. Francis of Assisi, maybe the coolest ‘reformer,’ and we got to this quote.
‘Unhappy is the religious person…who instead of keeping the things the Lord has spoken to his heart and demonstrating them by a life of quality, tries to make them known by talking about it. That person may receive nothing more than an earthly reward, and those who regarded that person’s words will take away little fruit.’
Hopefully Elgin will talk a little less than his Dad and live with heart felt compassion given to him by his Creator.