Francesco, giullare di Dio

Ardour springs from a heart
full of joy.

I think a Christian should
love to struggle.

It's great to struggle for
a cherished dream.

You mean virtue? The joy I mean
is what the soul has

when it can dominate the
passions that trouble it.

Remember how calm it was
those starry nights

when dreams enchanted our youth?
Then the weather broke the spell
that could have harmed us.

Now the Pope has blessed us, we
must make known this new reality.

The joy we feel today
is from this struggle...

which divine Providence
has inspired us to.

But why, Brother Bernardo, don't
you show us how to behave

to achieve such peace of soul?
You should imitate Christ in His
poverty and humility!

Let there be joy! Let there be glory!
Let people rediscover the
joy of loving!

Slowly, brother. Were you thirsty?
But why you? Why you?
What do you mean?
Why does everyone follow
you, Francesco?

Why do they all want to see you,
hear you, and obey you?

You're not tall, handsome, or noble!
Because God could find no lower
creature on earth

nor a sinner worse than I,
in order to show that all virtue