Today’s Gospel is about serious detachment.  Lent is a perfect time to work on detaching oneself from worldliness and being too concerned with our physical comforts and needs.

St. Francis is a favorite saint of mine and the movie Brother Son Sister Moon is great reminder of how to detach.

This scene is a favorite of mine, showing how far Francis went to make a point:

 Here is a scene from the movie of Francis during an audience with Pope Innocent III; in it he speaks this Gospel to the Pope in hopes of getting permission to begin an order:

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