POETRY: A Kind Face, by Francis of Assisi

A Kind Face Francis of Assisi

Joy is the greatest cleanser, and it is
the greatest testimony to our
faith.

“Toil with happiness,” my Lord once
said to me.

God sent a servant on an errand
through a dangerous part
of the world.

The servant, having received in hand
what God wanted delivered,

turned to the Holy and said,
“My Beloved Master, do you have a final instruction?”
and God replied,

“A kind face is a
precious
gift.”

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