“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
St. Francis of Assisi
I am sharing this story from the archives this weekend…I hope there might be something that touches you in it. Even this morning while driving I had the most amazing sighting of a doe and her twin fawns saunter…and I do mean saunter – slowly past me as I drove to catch the sunrise.
Here is the story…
I headed out the door today, dogs in tow. I felt we all needed to move. Quiet time seemed…well, quiet. As in, today just sitting in my chair on the patio watching nature’s busyness and pondering, was as far as I got with God. Sometimes quiet time needs to be- just quiet. Bible closed, journal aside, devotions and all other helps laid to rest. Stillness sometimes is what our souls crave. I believe sometimes God is working beneath the surface and he does not need our help. Except to just sit still.
Then comes the time when I feel I need to move, and dog walking with God often leads to much
pondering, insights and stumbled upon moments of truth. Just ask the dogs, they know!