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Essay: Let Us Begin Again; The Art Of Doing Good, Better. - Bedlam Farm Journal
Toward the end of his life, St. Francis told the friars who were devoted to him, "Let us begin again, for up to now we have done nothing." They were to become his most quoted words. I have plunged into the writings and teachings of St. Francis this year, and it's been a rich swim. His life (1182-1226) was about bringing hope to darkness, perhaps the true creative and spiritual challenge of his time and our time. It is odd for me to be so connected to a Catholic Pope who took the name of Francis, and who reflects his teachings in so any ways. The rise of Christianity brought a great deal of hope into a dark world, as …