3rd June 2016

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When we think of possessions, we usually have material things in mind, but Saint Francis used to remind his brothers that possessions are material and spiritual, anything we appropriate to ourselves. To him it is not possessions which are sinful, but possessiveness, appropriating to ourselves what is not ours.

He says: “You eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good  when you appropriate to yourself your own will, thus crediting yourself with the good which the lord says and does in you.”

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