Over on Facebook , I just took a quiz called “Which Saint Are You?”. On the basis of eight penetrating questions (“Which of these animals is your favorite?” ), it appears that I am most like … drumroll, please …
St. Francis of Assisi!
On the one hand, it’s not too surprising.Â I do like nature and harmony and living peacefully with all of God’s creatures.Â There’s a glaring exception, though: garden snails and slugs.Â To them, I am the anti-Francis.Â The large, half-empty squeeze bottle of liquid snail bait that is sitting in my garage is proof enough of that.
This in turn begs the question: Can you think of any saints that waged prolonged spiritual and physical warfare against gastropods?
Me, neither.Â But if you ever do, let me know.