Not too long ago, in the span of a few of days, I saw several people refer to a quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi in the most glowing terms. I say attributed, because no one actually knows for sure if he coined the phrase, or even used it. On the other hand, in today’s climate, that really doesn’t matter.
Well, that’s a whole other story, as we say in South Mississippi. For the sake of simplicity, we will go ahead and give him…credit. So to what am I referring? This statement:
“Every day preach the Gospel, and if necessary, use words.”
Doesn’t that sound profound? I wish I could come up with a phrase people would quote hundreds of years after I die. Eh, it’s unlikely. Anyway, back to the quote. What is this often quoted, simple, ten-word sentence saying? Let’s break it down.