Last night KOG held a Blessing of the Animals service in memory of Saint Francis of Assisi.
OUR COVENANT WITH ALL CREATION: Source and sustainer of life we cherish the myriad works of your hands. Water, earth, and sky are yours, as are all their inhabitants, wild and tame. We thank you for creatures that nourish and serve us, befriend, enrich, entertain, and protect us. We, who are made in your image, pledge to care for all your creatures well. We dedicate ourselves to your groaning, yet wondrous creation to enable it to rally and to thrive so that it might reveal to all who come after us your wise, redemptive, and transfiguring love.
With thanks to Dot and FluffY (Hannah), Lucky (Bev), and Big Shell (Jody).