28 March 2008

Calling all Christians...

At a point in his ministry when Francis was growing in celebrity due to his great faith, but sought anonymity with even greater vigor as it was less of a challenge to his humility, he came upon an man who asked him: "Are you Francis of Assisi, himself?"

Francis hesitated but, feeling obliged to the truth, admitted that it was he.

The man replied: "Well then, try to be as good as you can be. Everyone has such great faith in you and you musn't let them down."

Francis was so touched that he dismounted and kissed the man's feet.

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