“Keep a clear eye toward life’s end.
Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God’s creature.
What you are in his sight is what you are and nothing more.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received…
but only what you have given;
a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.”
Francis of Assisi
Pax et Bonum…
Peace and Good
Peace and Goodwill
Peace and Salvation…
depends a bit on translation…
However it was the motto of St Francis…
And with all the vitriol rhetoric streaming constantly into our ears,
seeping deep into the psyche of our hearts…
With malcontents running rampant through the avenues of our lives,
casting the seeds of bitterness and hate…
With division drawing an ever widening perimeter,
separating those who once were oh so close…
How great would it be,
could it be,
if we all had such a motto….
Be very careful, then, how you live—
not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity,
because the days are evil