Happy World Pet Day!
Who knew this was a day???
It makes sense when you think about it.
October 4th is the day marked to celebrate Saint Francis of Assisi.
Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and the enviroment.
He’s also know for this prayer –
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
I am thankful for my pets – especially my crazy dog Peaches.
She somehow lives out the words to this prayer and teaches me to do the same.
She always loves, always forgives, always brings tons of joy.
Such a silly dog but also so wise –
teaching me with every lick, bark, and snort.