Sunday at Middlemay Farm

Enlarge Within Us a Sense of Fellowship
By St. Basil (300? – 375 A.D.)

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.

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Oh, God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things; with our brothers the animals to whom Thou gavest the earth as their home in common with us.

We remember with shame that in the past we have exercised the high dominion of man with ruthless cruelty so that the voice of the earth, which should have gone up to Thee in song, has been a groan of travail.

May we realize that they live not for us alone, but for themselves, and for Thee, and that they love the sweetness of life even as we, and serve Thee in their place better than we in others.

The Tenafly Road Series
“Characters so deep you follow them into the abyss, hoping to come out unscathed, but never returning the same. They will haunt me forever.”

 

10 Comments Add yours

    1. Animals always cheer me up. Say hello to the ponies always wandering around in your neck of the woods! 🙂

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  1. candidkay says:

    You are so very lucky to share your life with so much love and innocence:).

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    1. I definitely feel blessed to share my life with these creatures! Even when I lived in the city I always found ways to be with animals. It stuns me to think that God invented so many interesting critters. 🙂

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      1. candidkay says:

        I have such a soft heart for animals of all kinds. Sometimes softer than I do for my fellow man :-).

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      2. Me too. But then predator animals can be pretty vicious. God seems to give only us the ability to feel bad about evil. Some people obviously ignore their consciences to the point that they fully embrace the dark side, but it’s interesting to me that we are given stewardship (so says the Bible) and really have a big say in how things go.

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