Portrait of the Master by James F. Twyman

By James F. Twyman

Leo will shuttle with St. Francis in simple terms so far as the Muslim territory, then go back to the opposite brothers with the drawing. through the journey he'll cartoon his portrait, shooting his holy photograph for generations to return.

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I am mute, without a voice, without the will to look in her direction again. What will I see if I do, Brother Leo? Is her face as fair as it was when I ventured my first glance, so many years before I knew how a single moment of love can destroy one’s life? Or have her features hardened, just as mine have hardened, cracked by the years that have separated us? 48 Portrait of the Master “Love has wrapped a gilded robe around my shoulders and has asked me to wait for her until she comes again. How long has it been?

But I sense no ill intent from you. ” “We are peace pilgrims on our way to the Crusades,” Francis said. “I intend to preach the gospel to the Muslims and convert the Sultan. ” The month nearly fell backwards as he laughed. “You are not vagrants, you are mad,” he said to them. “You cannot preach toe the Muslims. They are heathens and deserve the vengeance of Christ. You will surely be killed if you go anywhere near the Crusades. ” Francis stood over the man and continued looking at him with loving, childlike eyes.

Surely you will not stand in front of him in silence. ” “What I mean, Brother Leo, is that I have nothing to say, but I pray the Lord will say a great deal through me. That is what the prayer, ‘Make me an instrument of your peace’ means. I am Where there is injury, pardon 61 but the mouth piece of the Divine. As I release my judgments, then God can use me in ways I could not imagine before. If I act on my own, then I act from a place of weakness, not in union with the eternal strength that could be mine.

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