Saint Francis by Nikos Kazantzakis


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I read this book about  Saint Francis of Assisi maybe two years ago and it was very deep and touching reading. Here are few lines from the book:

“I felt sorry for the inhabitants and went into the forest to admonish the wolf in God’s name not to eat any more sheep. I called him, he came—and do you know what his answer was? ‘Francis, Francis,’ he said, ‘do not destroy God’s prescribed order. The sheep feeds on grass, the wolf on sheep—that’s the way God ordained it. Do not ask why; simply obey God’s will and leave me free to enter the sheepfolds whenever I feel the pinch of hunger. I say my prayers just like Your Holiness. I say: “Our Father who reignest in the forests and hast commanded me to eat meat, Thy will be done. Give me this day my daily sheep so that my stomach may be filled, and I shall glorify Thy name. Great art Thou, Lord, who hast created mutton so delicious. And when the day cometh that I shall die, Grant, Lord, that I may be resurrected, and that with me may be resurrected all the sheep I have eaten—so that I may eat them again!”‘ That, Brother Leo, is what the wolf answered me.”

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2 thoughts on “Saint Francis by Nikos Kazantzakis

  1. The books of Kazantsakis are all excellent, I love Alexis Zorbas best of all. He won the nobel price for literature once.

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