St.Francis as an evangelical
man, discovered the values of fraternal communication in its
fullness. In the writings, Francis always speaks of
fraternity when he refers to the group of his followers.
Before he found brotherhood as an ideal of evangelical life,
Francis found himself as brother. From the conversion
onwards he always saw the call to be a brother as his
primary response to the Holy Gospel. In the end he felt a
loving relationship with everyone and everything. Every
single creature was his brother or sister every stone and
stream his home. He spoke of Brother Sun, Sister Moon,
Brother Wind and Mother Earth.
CHINNU POLISETTY OFM Cap