It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take a moment to think about animals…really.
I recently read about a day created by The Anglican Society for Animals called “Animal Welfare Sunday” which is today. It looks like they encourage churches to speak about animals and God’s intent for them.
I think this is great and I wish there were more discussions and sermons in the church about this.
“God gave us dominion over animals, but I truly believe the human race has misinterpreted this and that he, along with us, is grieving over the treatment of animals in our society.”
(A quote from my ABOUT page)
I have always loved animals. I grew up with an adorable black toy poodle and if friends or family had pets I could always be found wherever they were. But it wasn’t until I took the time to learn about how our society treats & uses other animals that I made some important lifestyle changes.
An animal is an animal whether they are a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a cow, an orangutan, an elephant, a pig, a chicken, a….well you get the point.
It’s no different than a human is a human. Yet we all come in different shapes, sizes, and colors.
Those who think about and fight for the welfare of animals are few. But yet it is so important. They are ALL (sentient) living, feeling beings created by a loving God. Many are suffering and to ignore this and turn our backs on this and say “they’re just animals“, I believe is so wrong. I wish we didn’t have to fight for something that is already a God given right to animals.
To change an animal’s world, it takes you, it takes me, it takes WE.
I wish you a Happy Sunday and if you’re blessed to have a pet, go give them a hug & a kiss. Then say a prayer for the other animals that are being treated wrongly.
Here’s to more “Animal Welfare Sundays.”