This prayer is commonly attributed to Saint Basil, the Bishop of Caesarea in the fourth century, though this is somewhat contested. Irrespective of it's origins I think we can benefit from it. O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, even our brothers, the animals, to whom Thou gave … Continue reading Remembering all living things in prayer
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? … Continue reading Ask the animals
The following prayer is attributed to Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great, who lived from 330AD-379AD. It is a prayer of confession, for the ways we've fallen short in our treatment of animals, and of request, for a more God aligned awareness. The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. O God, enlarge … Continue reading Praying with Saint Basil
I cute variant of the yin yang symbol using cats. It even gets the paws right.
The caption reads: For long eyelashes, this is how 300,000 lab animals suffer each year.What do God have to say? Genesis 49:6 - Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. Exodus 23:12 - Six days do … Continue reading Cosmetic Cruelty
In case anyone was wondering, no I wasn't blogging during Earth Hour last night. That last post was pre-written and pre-programmed to launch while I was otherwise occupied. What I was actually doing was having a relaxing chat with my wife and elder son by candlelight in our dining area after our younger son went … Continue reading Earth Hour Reflections
Where can you find Christianity of a greener shade? Christians who care for the animals and plants of this creation as our Creator calls us to do? Christian communities that exercise real leadership? I thought it might be useful to put together a primer on Green Christian and Animal Protetion websites and blogs. What do … Continue reading Green Christianity around the Globe