The Francis Factor - Part I

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life

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Summary for November 8, 2015

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Dear Folks -

Dr. Randy Zercher is presenting in Ordinary Life a three part series he is calling “The Francis Factor.” The talks are his response to the recent conference put on by Father Richard Rohr’s organization, The Center for Action and Contemplation, where the featured speakers were Sister Dr. Ilia Delio and Shane Claiborne. The conference was powerful and empowering and Randy is sharing with us his responses to it.

This past week he talked about, using a reference from Buddha, how Pope Francis is a finger pointing to the moon. The moon in this case is Saint Francis. The “moon” toward which Saint Francis points is Jesus.

Randy gave us an interesting history of both Pope Francis and Saint Francis and spoke of the relevance of these two men for our own spiritual journey. You can read the text from which Randy spoke, see his presentation slides and hear my introduction of him and his talk by using the links below.

Be well, and much love.

Bill Kerley

To read the text of the talk click here.

To view the presentation slides click here.

To listen to the audio of the talk, use the link below.