'The Analysis Of Poverty And Joy'
The article, written by William J. Short, tells the story of two important figures in Christian history: Saint Francis and Clare of Assisi. Francis began living his life in a way no other Christians imagined living. He willingly sacrificed all his belongings to live in poverty, not because he believed belongings were the root of all evil but because he knew he could still find happiness in poverty. Clare of Assisi found Francis' way of life moving and decided to also dedicate her life to poverty. "Clare and her community preached the gospel by their living example of poverty and peaceful unity," (Short, 23) wrote Short while describing the type of life she