In the staggering heat of today (90+ degrees F.), two people are overdressed for the weather. One is a beggar and the other a Franciscan monk.
As I watched this encounter take place between the two of them, I wondered: will the man of god give money to the beggar? Or, is he as poor as she?
He did not give her money, but I caught the encouragement and gentleness he shared with her. A passing moment of beauty.
And P.S., neither of them seem bothered by today’s heat. :-))