Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
During World War II, a German widow hid Jewish refugees in her home. Once her friends learned of her activities, they were alarmed and extremely fearful for her safety. “You are risking your own life!” they told her. “I know that,” she said. “Then why, why do you persist in this foolishness?” Her answer was stark and to the point: “I am doing it because the time is now and I am here.” We see this idea lived out in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.
How are we responding now and here?