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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blessing of the Animals

We had the blessing of the animals at church this afternoon.  So we packed up our two trouble makers furry felines and off we went.  Screamer reminded us of why, exactly, he has his name as we made the 20 minute drive to church.  Hannah Cat cursed us once and then crouched in the far back corner of her carrier for the remainder of the trip.  Of course, they were the model of perfect cats while we were there. Probably the fear of the dogs across the garden walk from them!


The entrance to the garden


Cats on one side...

Dogs on the other

And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky." So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind.  And God saw that it was good.  God blessed them, saying "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind; cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind." And it was so.  God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind.  And God saw that it was good.
~Genesis 1:20-25










Yes, I really did take Screamer out of his carrier.  
(really blurry iphone picture!)

Hannah?  NO WAY!!!
She wouldn't even look at me.




Oh God, 
I thank thee for all the creatures thou has made, 
so perfect in their kind--
great animals like the elephant and the rhinoceros,
humorous animals like the camel and the monkey,
friendly ones like the dog and the cat,
working ones like the horse and the ox,
timid ones like the squirrel and the rabbit,
majestic ones like the lion and the tiger,
for birds with their songs.
O Lord give us such lover for thy creation,
that love may cast out fear, 
and all thy creatures see in man
their priest and friend,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
~George Appleton, The Oxford Book of Prayer






Sunday Snapshot

2 comments:

prechrswife said...

Cute! I don't think our cats would have appreciated that much. I did take Chloe the cat to visit my preschool class the last year I taught school. She was not amused. To our cats, CARRIER = VET. :-)

anything but LoKEY said...

That is awesome. I have never seen that done before. How cool! And even though it is blurry, I LOVE that pic of the three of you. Great smiles!