This reflection is now available in Daniel P. Horan, OFM’s book Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century: Selected Reflections from the Dating God Blog and Other Essays, Volume One (Koinonia Press, 2013).



  1. I can’t help but see parallels between this piece and the previous one on the Ryan budget: “the responsibility to care for others stems from our ultimate goal which is understood as communion.”

  2. Excellent. I would have much rather skipped yesterday.

    I would like to see further how one could include our Imago Dei into both Scotus’ principle.

  3. Thanks, Dan. As much as I do like Augustine there were many times when he walked over others to get to this intimate relationship. How can that be completely fulfilling? The balancing act is the key and i think Francis did teach us that!

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