Fr. Bill Hugo OFM Cap. continues his series on Franciscan Prayer.
When you discover God, you discover others and yourself.
Since prayer is such a family affair, when we learn about God in prayerful conversation,we also learn about our sister and brother creatures. And when we learn about God, our brothers, and our sisters, we can’t help but learn about ourselves. Consider these examples:
- If God creates all creatures out of equal desire, than no creature is more important than the other.
- Since God created all creatures, we are in relationship with all creatures through a common source.
- The respect God shows me is the respect he shows all creatures. So, I have cause to respect other creatures as I myself hope to be respected.
- If the God who creates me is humble, how can I possibly think of myself as haughty.
*Artwork on page 1 by Michael Gaffney, O.F.M. Capuchin.