It has come to my attention that some of you may be confused about my identity. Having gained a decent number of followers over the years, I assumed it was because many people were interested in learning about religious life, wanted to grow in their Christian faith, or had a Franciscan heart that needed nourishment. And if that’s you, great. This message isn’t for you. For the others… I may have some bad news:
You know I’m not a Jedi, right?
I’m just checking! Given the amount that I get asked that on the street by curious pedestrians, I realized that I might have been working under false pretenses all of these years and that all of you were interested in my writing and videos because you thought I could teach you the ways of the Force. Hopefully that’s not the case.
But if it is… this video is for you. For all those who still might be confused what the difference is between a friar, our cousin the “monk,” and those space-traveling warriors for harmony in the galaxy, “Jedi,” I have presented all you ever needed to know! Believe it or not, we are distinct in more than just name, but also in habitat, duty, beliefs, and even appearance!
In all seriousness, I hope you enjoy this video and hope you are just as excited as I am for this weekend’s release! The brothers in my community have had tickets to see The Last Jedi for over a month now and plan to use the showing (plus dinner and a short meeting) as our fraternal outing and house chapter for the month. Such nerds, right? Oh well. Let’s just hope it’s good! Peace and good to you all, and may the Force be with you!