Deborah Larson – Blessing the Animals

We are celebrating the blessing of our animal companions today as part of honoring and respect for the interconnected web of life; affirming that all beings of the earth are important to us and are holy. Our animal companions are members of our families and members of the larger family of the inhabitants of planet earth. In the words of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.”