Author: The Frank Friar

How Peru Taught Me How To Love The Poor

During Christ’s temptation in the desert (MT 4:  1-11) during Lent, one of the responses he gives to the devil is “Man does not live by bread alone but every word that comes from God.”  I have always thought this line from Matthew focused only on the revealed word of God, which we call the bible.  Well, my time in Peru has helped me to expand my understanding of this passable to better perceive the many ways God shares his Word with us. While living in Peru, I traveled a bit around the country to learn about the many...

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How To Accept God’s Affirmation With Humility

The Frank Friar reflects on and God’s acceptance and affirmation through humility.  A 3rd graders request Recently, I was substituting for a 3rd class at one of our Carmelite schools in NYC.  At the end of the day of the little boys came up to me and started to pull on my habit.  I looked down at him and he asked me “Father, you promised me at the end of the day you would tell me if I’ve been good.”  I do not remember making this promise, but the look on the boy’s face told me I did.  I affirmed that...

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