Daily Prayer 365

Day 284
Sunday, June 11, 2023


To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. —Deuteronomy 10:14

The whole universe surrounding Saint Francis is surrounded by infinite gentleness and of “the most gentle feeling of devotion toward all things”; “he felt as if transported by a heartfelt love by all creatures.” Because of this, he walked with reverence over rocks, in considerations of the One who Himself is called Rock; he gathered the worms in the road so they would not be stepped on by the travelers; he provided the bees with honey and wine in the winter so that they would not perish from hunger and cold. —Leonardo Boff, Francis of Assisi

As we slide into summer, may we walk with reverence over this fine earth, stones and earthworms and honeybees equal in the need for care and protection. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

June 11, 2023

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