Thursday, February 10, 2011
One winter's day, miserably clothed as a beggar, Francis went into Assisi to beg. On approaching one house he saw a number of men busy playing and gambling; and overcome by shyness he turned away being ashamed to go in and beg from them. But then he thought better of it, and accusing himself of sin, he hurried back to the place, went in, and confessed his fault to all the company, how he had been ashamed to ask them for alms.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Legend of the Three Companions - 23