"Conversion" conveys the idea of becoming-a process, a new beginning. It is a daily process of realizing our true worth. Francis and Clare took conversion to mean setting off in the direction of God. They prayed for guidance. When Francis opened Scripture and found, "Go sell what you have, give to the poor, and come and follow Me" (Mt. 19:21), he rejoiced! "This is what I wish; my heart (1C 22)." He had found his answer. He committed himselft totally to living the Gospel. Following the example of Jesus he committed himself to prayer and service.