Sometimes the desire for God can completely consume us, but for most of us, most of the time, it does not drive our lives. What Clare saw in Francis that drove here to abandon everything to God one can only guess, but she did and probably did it better than he. By that I mean that he did it because that was who he was and she did it with her heart and her head because that was who she was. She followed where Francis led, who eventually came and led her into heaven.
Clare, help us to ever keep the Eucharist before us to protect us and as a sign of our abandonment to God.
Jesus said to his disciples,
"Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world
and forfeit his life?
Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father's glory,
and then he will repay each according to his conduct.
Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here
who will not taste death
until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom."
-- Matthew 16:24-28