Franciscan Work Ethic

Glory in the work you have to do! In the Rule of 1223, Francis discusses “the grace of working” and exhorts his followers to work “faithfully and with dedication.”
And in the spirit of loving and enjoying life, I think Francis would have enjoyed the way Middle Sister carried out her assigned task of bringing the yellow recycling bins (the size of trash cans) to the curb.
Somehow she balanced the can on the bar of her bicycle, and slowly rode the bike out of the yard, down the driveway and out to the curb.
She could have walked the cans out in one-third the time, but this was much more fun.

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