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Come, Bless God’s Creatures Great and Small

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When God’s creatures are blessed and surrounded by the love of God, they absorb and reflect His love back in seemingly miraculous ways. My husband and I stumbled on this truth during the twenty years we raised nine kids and an odd assortment of farm animals and pets on a small family farm in eastern Ontario, Canada. Naturally, I was delighted when Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, clearly explained why people must learn how to cherish animals: “Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another”. “It would also be mistaken to view other living beings as mere objects subjected to arbitrary human domination”. The Cat Shall Nurse The Bunnies God’s creatures constantly surprised us, especially when they reflected unconditional love to other animals. For example, continue reading