“One day an intellectual visited St. Paisios.
Discussing with the Elder, he said he believed in a force, but not in Christ.
At that moment a lizard passed by them. The Elder bent down and, to the surprise of his visitor, asked it: “You lizard, do you believe in our Christ?”
The lizard shook its head affectionately, and Saint Paisios, addressing the intellectual, said: “Do you see? You are crazier than the lizard.”
Source: “The Zoofilia of the Saints and the Agiophilia of the Animals.” Publications “Agios Stefanos”