CoCo, St. Francis puts to shame many people, most Catholics included as well.
I would like to make it clear that I know the rank and file witness is basically a good person. I am talking, as some of the posters correctly pointed out, about the Governing Body and their cronies. As is the case with some priests, they may not own property, but they live a life of privilege. Would they give that up?
I have always liked his prayer. I was taught to make it mine. I'm not religious anymore, but I still find it great.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.