St. Francis' Poem
'Sister, speak to me of God.'
St. Francis of Assisi used to praise 'God the Artist' rejoicing in every one of His works. He was known for walking through the streets singing praises to God and would often cry out, 'Sing with me! He who made us is infinitely good.' Legend records that one Winter morning, he was walking in a field and came across an Almond tree. Wanting to know more about God's love, he said 'Sister, speak to me of God.' Immediately, the Almond tree was covered with blossom.
What a beautiful story and I have no problem believing it! Why couldn't it blossom immediately? He is the God of miracles. From this experience with the Almond tree, St. Francis wrote the delightful poem below.