For St. Francis of Assisi, the way of poverty wasn’t about living with nothing, it was about living without any allegiance due to money. It was about serving God, only.
To be faithful to our call as a church community, it takes being engaged disciples. You don’t have to be perfect, highly educated, wealthy, or beautiful – you just have to be willing to respond, knowing Christ goes with you.
The new testament makes it clear, Jesus really is a home wrecker. But perhaps not in the way we’d imagine.
The disciples were losing hope of Jesus’ future after a successful start to the week, which began with shouts of Hosanna! But in the breaking and pouring of a jar of alabaster over the head of Christ, the week begins to shift.