Minute Meditations

Winged Creatures

Bring to your attention all the insects—bees, dragonflies, lightning bugs, butterflies—all the little creatures that inhabit our planet. Think of all the services they provide us—they who help pollinate the flowers and plants, who help break down waste, who enrich the soil—all of them playing crucial roles in the interconnected mystery of life on our planet. Bring to mind the other winged creatures—sparrows, songbirds, bluebirds, great birds of prey. Bring them into your circle of awareness, all of God’s creatures being breathed by life right now in this present moment. These creatures around us are, indeed, gifts from God.

— from Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth
by Ilia Delio, Keith Douglass Warner, and Pamela Wood

Care for Creation


2 thoughts on “Winged Creatures”

  1. Lord Jesus Christ, we want to follow you as your disciple and to love you wholeheartedly with all that we have. Fill our hearts with faith, hope, and love that we may always find peace and joy in your presence. Amen.

  2. Every morning when I”m taking my morning walk, I love to hear the birds. The different chirps, the different patterns and the different songs they produce. It brings peace to the new day. Thank you Lord

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