Animals in an Advent State of Mind
This is a St. Matthew’s “Animal at Rest” Sampler.
The best way to savor it is to find some quiet time and look at the expressions on their faces. As animal lovers know, animals seem to know this world in a way we sometimes long for. So, take a look and find the simple beauty in their waiting.
Every single creature is full of God and is a book of 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. Meister Eckhart
Thank you to the following for contributing photos: Susan Bauer, Emily Bray, Mimi Games, Jehanne Gheith, Jill Hofler, Todd Holland, Camille Izlar, Claire Locke, Yvonne Petitmaire, Mary Ann Plambeck, Suzanne Powers, Glenn Sumner, Regina Webster, Ruth Wiley, Phyllis Wright, and Ed Zarcardi.