Was there ever a Christ follower more of an example than Francis was? He so ordered his life around the radical nature of the Gospel that he literally changed the world. He once went to the Holy Land to preach to the Moslems there. While witnessing to the Sultan, he offered to walk into a great bonfire to prove his faith to the Sultan. While that was not required of him, his whole life was more dedicated to the principles of Christ than most people I can think of, especially myself.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, make us instruments of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we 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 that we
are born to eternal life. Amen.