Francis, Clare, Thank you.
Thank you for proving that the gospel is liveable and joyful.
Thank you for showing that simplicity is a gem not a burden.
Thank you for teaching us that poverty is not a trap, but a gift that frees.
Thank you for helping us with suffering that cannot destroy joy when embraced with love.
Thank you for keeping Jesus at the centre of life and for your trust in the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for responding to God’s call with such wholehearted love.
Thank you for the warmth of your friendship with each other.
It helps us realize the importance of relationships.
[Lester Bach OFM Cap]
Photo: Rylstone Gardens, Shanklin, Isle of Wight