October 4 - Saint Francis of Assisi
Francis was a rich and carefree man, who enjoyed parties and living well. He had no desire to study or learning his father’s business, but only wished to enjoy himself. After two illnesses, he realized that he was wasting time and that his life was empty. St. Francis thought that he should be serving God and began leaving everything and separating from his possessions to the point that his father thought he had gone crazy and imprisoned him at home.
Gradually, other young men realized that the poverty of Francis was in reality an immeasurable wealth and began to follow him. The group converted into what is today known as Franciscan Friars.
What emptiness exists in your life? How do you think they can be filled?