Radhanath Swami glorifies the beautiful heart of St. Francis

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“When we adapt this most beautiful expression of love within our life, everything we do in this consciousness is most pleasing to the Lord.”- Radhanath Swami

Recently I was in Assisi, the place of St. Francis. It is described that he was not good looking; he had a curved spine. He was always very sickly too. Some years back they examined his bones and found that he had cancer of the bones and tuberculosis most of his life. That means he was in total pain through most of his lifespan.

If we had to go through that, we would be probably complaining. “Oh, why is this happening to me?”

But he wasn’t even thinking of himself. “How can I serve others? How can I bring others closer to God?” This was his constant exclusive meditation. This is surrender. Surrender means to put our own wants last, and to put the service of others and the service of God first. When we adapt this most beautiful expression of love within our life, everything we do in this consciousness is most pleasing to the Lord. Thus everything we do brings us closer to that state of pure love.

Radhanath Swami

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