Work life continues to spill over into family and self time, so I’m continuing my long run of feeding the blog with morsels from other people. This one I thought amusing: the world’s top 10 truly badass saints: Toad will be pleased to know St Joan is on the list. For me, St Moses the Black rather appealed.
Some years later a group of thieves wanted to rob the monastery where St Moses was living. He caught them off guard and single handedly beat them all to a pulp. He dragged their bloodied bodies to the chief monk to ask what to do (knowing it wasn’t a monkly thing to kill them). The head of the monastery said to forgive them and send them away, which surprised the robbers so much that they all apologized, converted and became monks too!