Holiness as being...

I read the below paragraph a week or so ago and loved it! It also got me thinking about holiness, something i used to do, probably too much and something i now do, probably not enough. I think it's an important topic and one we would all do well to think about and live out a bit more. I'll share what i read below and then i share some more thoughts on holiness in the next few days. ===========

HOLINESS IS at play when people draw attention to the truth of God simply by being …

Saint Francis of Assisi took a novice out for a day of preaching the gospel. As they left Assisi, they helped a farmer move his cart; down the road they talked with a merchant and listened to his problems; around noon they shared their meal with a hungry beggar; soon after luHoliness as being... HOLINESS IS at play when people draw attention to the truth of God simply by being … Saint Francis of Assisi took a novice out for a day of preaching the gospel. As they left Assisi, they helped a farmer move his cart; down the road they talked with a merchant and listened to his problems; around noon they shared their meal with a hungry beggar; soon after lunch they prayed with a sick woman; on their way back, they helped a woman carry her heavy load. When they returned to the monastery at dark, the novice commented that the day was gone and they hadn’t preached to anyone. “My son,” Francis responded, “we’ve been sharing the gospel all day long.” Derek Maul
10 Life-Charged Words nch they prayed with a sick woman; on their way back, they helped a woman carry her heavy load. When they returned to the monastery at dark, the novice commented that the day was gone and they hadn’t preached to anyone. “My son,” Francis responded, “we’ve been sharing the gospel all day long.”

Derek Maul, 
10 Life-Charged Words ( I ran across this story in one of the Upper Room devotional email, worth a look.)