Bible Requirements of Secular Franciscans

A number of things are required of Secular Franciscans in relation to the Bible:

  • Our guide book is the Bible - we use it!!
  • Jesus and His words have special value to us.  We listen to Him.
  • In fraternal gatherings we share insights and reflections for implementing the Gospel in everyday life.
  • When puzzled about texts, we seek competent help.
  • We avoid fundamentalist attitudes that limit the power of Scripture.
  • We work to deepen our understanding of Scripture.
  • We avoid attitudes that use Scripture to condemn others or identify them as non-salvageable.
  • The circle of our love must never become narrow.  We seek to include rather than exclude people.
  • We use Scripture for prayer as well as study, letting its power touch us and soak into our lives.
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