Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Downward Mobility

The Case for Downward Mobility
Why did Francis insist that his followers live in absolute poverty?

Francis was the son of a cloth merchant, yet after his conversion he wore a miserable, threadbare patched tunic.

When his father begged Assisi's bishop to stop his crazy son from giving away family property, Francis stood in front of the bishop and stripped himself naked to proclaim that he had no father but God.

Finish this article from ChristianHistory.net.

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