Very similar journeys the two of us have had. St. Francis is also one of my teachers. My Bible is also the world itself. I can “read” God’s Word in every thing I see. Moving west into the desert may have deepened my appreciation for St. Francis’ way…

And I love the writings of the notorious Francis follower Richard Rohr and his pal Cynthia Bourgeault, whose book, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind — A New Perspective on Christ and His Message truly changed my life.

So I am a strange Catholic indeed. But I believe Jesus would only chuckle and tease me if we met. Wouldn’t take too much chastising to set me straight, probably…

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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