“It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are. And each should confidently make known his need to the other, so that he might find what he needs and minister to him. Let us, therefore, have charity and humility and give alms because it washes the stains of our sins from our clothes. For people lose everything they leave behind in this world; but they carry with them the rewards of charity and the alms which they gave, for which they will have a reward and a just retribution from the Lord.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon)
October 4 is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1286).