‘The inner monster you have locked away for years will be transformed if you listen to its story.’

Stuck in a cycle of self-preoccupation and self-accusation? Francis of Assisi had a way out, says Tony D’Sousa

‘St. Francis Preaching to the Birds’ | Photo: by Giotto, c1295-1300.

One day Francis of Assisi and his closest companion, Leo, were out walking. Noticing that Leo looked downhearted, Francis said, ‘Leo, why are you looking so sad?’

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