What follows is my extended script for a BBC Radio Devon Pause for Thought planned for Sunday 19th April 2020. It is a fascinating truth-containing fable of the 13th century involving a famous Saint and an infamous Wolf:
St Francis of Assisi and the Wolf
During the early 13th century, we meet an extraordinary figure:
A determined pleasure seeker in his youth, loving the good and fast life of high society.
But he had an experience of Jesus Christ
that transformed this classic sinner into a most radical saint.
His name is Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but we know him as St. Francis of Assisi.