June 2, 2017
Sts. Marcellinus and Peter
An Eternity of Life and Love
Bless the [uc]Lord[/uc], O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
My youngest son is an animal fanatic, so we watch a lot of nature documentaries. It is amazing because it seems as if there is no end to the mysteries and fascinating, quirky elements of nature.
For example, the other day, we learned about the California ground squirrel. It protects itself and its family against rattlesnake predators by chewing snake skins to shreds and rubbing them on its fur. Presto! It no longer smells like breakfast, but instead like a fellow snake.
I watch this and I'm amazed, once again, by the mystery and wonder of God's creation. These creatures have been given an instinct to help them survive. I consider the graces God gives me so that I might not only survive but, if I am open, grow in his image, journeying toward an eternity of life and love.
Lord God, I praise you for all you have made.
- Amy Welborn
Acts 25:13-21|Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20|John 21:15-19