Reflection Of Pax Et Bonum

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Then he calmly walked to those in the crowd and greeted them saying "Pax et Bonum." Suddenly there was a roar, and the crowd made way. A huge giant rushed forward and grabbed Francis by the scruff of the neck. It was his father. BERNARDONE: Come with me, now!
FRANCIS: (Holding one of the columns of the temple) Where? I'm not going anywhere!
BERNARDONE: (Roaring) Home!
FRANCIS: My home is here – here in the square. And these men and women who have gathered to hear me...they are my father and mother. (Old Bernardone went wild. Grabbing his son round the waist with both arms, he tried to wrench him away from the column.) I'm not going. I have no father, no mother. I have no home – only
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Francis spoke with such a peculiar mixture of excitement and anguish, solemnity and humor that people stopped to listen. His words were like a burning fire, penetrating the innermost reaches of the heart, and it filled the minds of all with admiration. He wasn't the Francis of old, and his heavenly orations brought peace wherever he went.
Before he spoke the word of God to those gathered around him, he first prayed for peace: “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” (Romans 16:20, RSV) He then preached repentance and the "Good News" based on the Gospels:
Luke 24:44-49 (RSV)
Then he said to them, “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on
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I have nothing, but I will give you the peace that the Lord has given me.” Do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you? According to St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 3:2-4 (RSV): “You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on your hearts, to be known and read by all men; and you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.” We do not compare ourselves to sinners and hypocrites, but to the Law through Jesus Christ written on our hearts by the Holy Spirit. As St. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 10:12 (KJV): “For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” We forgive in the face of rejection, anger, hatred, ridicule, persecution, gossip, slander, insults and every kind of evil that is constantly around us trying to kill our souls. When you forgive, you grow your soul. In Christ's name, our accusers will have to answer to the Lord. As Jesus said in Matthew 5:11-12 (RSV): “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so

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