One of the brothers was putting hot pepper powder in his pasta e fagioli. Another brother, noticing, said,
"I can see that you are a spiritual man."
"What do you mean?" asked the first brother, looking a little concerned, perhaps--like Mary--wondering what this greeting might mean.
"They say that eating spicy food stirs up the passions in the body, so I can see that you seek a fiercer spiritual combat as a greater sacrifice to offer to the Lord."