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Sep 21, 2018

An Idea for Those Who Feel They Have No Special Talents

What can we do for God if we feel like we have no special talents?

Father Mark-Mary recalls a time when he and a fellow friar listened to a monologue of a woman named Zoey for over a half hour. After they listened to her and went on their way, Mark-Mary, then a brother, asked his fellow friar—who had been with the CFRs for some time—why they just stood there and listened to her for so long. His fellow friar told him, “I don’t have much to offer, so if I can offer someone the gift of listening, I do.” This answer was a remarkable lesson in patience for Brother Mark-Mary, because it was profound in its simplicity.

Learn more about the CFRs at franciscanfriars.com.


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