Saint Francis of Assisi
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
What a statement from one of the most well-known saints in history. St. Francis was known for his love of animals and also for giving up his massive wealth to follow the Lord. He also is now being rediscovered because of our current Holy Father, Pope Francis and his decision to take Francis’ name as his papal name.
St.Francis had a vision of God telling him to rebuild His church. Francis dropped everything at that point and totally followed God. So, how can he state that he has been unholy?
Because he was human. Because he sinned like all of us do.
God works through everyone, even if you don’t feel it. If you are quiet and listen for His voice, you are following Him. Even in your daily routine, you are following God if you go about your day and feel at peace. God has a specific plan for everyone and you and I are an integral part of that plan.
We are all unholy at times yet God still loves us and works through us to fulfill His plan. When you have sinned, get to Confession and make yourself clean once again. Then, follow God’s call as St Francis did and look what you can accomplish!
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