Beautiful Wild Forces Within Us

There are beautiful wild forces within us. Let them turn the mills inside and fill sacks that feed even heaven. — St. Francis of Assisi

We often think of wild forces as something untamed and out of control. Surely wild forces can’t be good? But that’s not what St. Francis says. He alludes to our wild streak as beautiful and something that can be a force for good. I guess it all depends on whether like a wild stallion we can be tamed and our energy put to good use.

Recently I put in one of my books a reference to a wild hair. The editor took it out not knowing to what I was alluding. Yet, I think we all have a little wild force within each of us. What is yours and can you harness it to “feed even heaven?”

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.


  1. Yes, wild hairs are about the only ones I have left and they get me in lots of trouble! But that is what makes life fun!

    1. I’ll not fall prey to a response. Your wild hairs are lots of fun that’s for sure. W.

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