Friday, February 13, 2015

Reaching Down in Mercy

I am reading Dominion, The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Scully and this paragraph, one of many touched my heart today.

Matthew Scully writes on the mules and the way they would frolic for months after being down in the mines in the cruel darkness years ago in the coal mines in the late 1800s.

There is nothing fanciful here.  It is hard realism, facing facts about suffering both human and animal.  Whenever any animal is locked away, or treated cruelly, or hunted or trapped, that is what we are taking away, the grass and trees and breezes and the sun.  Whenever we reach down in mercy to  spare one, as only we can do, that is the gift we are giving back, and what a beautiful gift it is.

Readers, I cannot tell you how our fur angels bless my life daily, they have an innocence in their faces I cannot describe thus the term fur angels.   Most of ours are rescued but one, Charlie would cower down when I would reach to pet his little head, some one had hurt him and now he is a love-bug...Buddy above is gaining our trust and we refer to him as the Lion form the Wizard of Oz, for this large angel is most timid dear ones...He now follows me everywhere and will sit on my feet literally... So precious.  I call him big-baby and kiss his cheek.  Two of our daughters are above enjoying Buddy and our chick.  Here is a complete blog on Buddy .

Why even our hens will crouch down and let us pet them...

Well I must go, Jem and I have a most important meeting.  Guiseppe our almost blind little dog is barking, he needs me.  It's neat.  It's like God takes care of us, He reaches down to us, we reach to the helpless, the vulnerable.  Oh what a blessing.  We are able to give back that Mercy in praise to the Father, and oh such a great Blessing that is.

Signing off this most beautiful eve at The Forest Cathedral Sanctuary,  Good night Loves,  ~Amelia


Barbara said...

Dear Amelia,
You have such a beautiful heart for both people and animals. I love your descriptions of how you relate to your pets. Your pictures are great, too.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Marianna said...

Beautiful pictures! Buddy is a blessing to our family, and I feel that God has allowed us to be a blessing to him too. We have quite the cast of characters, don't we?! :) I love your heart for the needy! <3 <3 <3

Amelia said...

Awww.... Barbara, Thank you for taking the time and comment and encourage. What a blessing you are.

Happy Valentines day-week to you too! Did you and your hubs have a sweet one?

Amelia said...

Marianna, Isn't Buddy the sweetest gentle-giant ever? Every time I remember him howling-crying in frustration because he was so hungry it breaks my heart and how we thought that muscular dog was well taken care of... Poor Buddy. He's in good hands now though!

Yes we have quite the menagerie and a true-true cast of characters! So fun, such a Blessing.

Thanks Marianna for encouraging, I hope our hearts in this home will stay soft and pliable to the true needs of others, human and creature.

The blessings we receive are immeasurable, the lessons are Eternal.

xxxooo Mom

Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

My older daughter would love to come play at your home full of animals. Such sweet pictures. I love your heart for God's creation!

Amelia said...

Thank you Carmen. : ) Your oldest daughter would have so fun much I am certain! She could fellowship with our girls and pets too! I think she would be amused in a good way! *big smile*