Dear St. John’s,
One of the great joys of life is sharing this planet with so many other creatures, from majestic tigers and elephants to tiny beetles and butterflies. Many of us share our homes with beloved companion animals. And many of us attract and provide for birds and butterflies and bees with our feeders and gardens.
This Sunday, we will continue our celebration of the Creation Season with a blessing of animals. I invite you to bring your pets to church to receive a blessing. You also may bring a photograph or picture on a cell phone of your pet, or a beloved stuffed animal.
Let us give thanks for the multitude of inhabitants of God’s creation, and the glimpses of God we see in them.
A Reading attributed to Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)
Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God, and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God. If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature — even a caterpillar — I would never have to prepare a sermon, so full of God is every creature.
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