saint francis

My sister birds, you owe much to God, and you must always and in everyplace give praise to Him; for He has given you freedom to wing through the sky.

You neither sow nor reap, and God feeds you and gives you rivers and fountains for your thirst, and mountains and valleys for shelter, and tall trees for your nests. And although you neither know how to spin or weave, God dresses you and your children, for the Creator loves you greatly and He blesses you abundantly.

Therefore, always seek to praise God.

amen, and amen.

(illustration by Gertrud Mueller Nelson.)


  1. amen to that! There are some gorgeously arrayed tiny finches in the garden today, flashing yellow and green.
    And a thirsty hummingbird who came to the feeder and found it empty, so I hurried out and filled it up.

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