Blessing of the Animals

“We were created to be like the animals we bless. Without greed; when an animal gathers it gathers enough for its needs, not an excess. When an animal fights it does so only to protect its family or territory and therefore its life. Animals live in ordered societies, look at the ants and the bees, there are no rebels among them, they exist and work for the common good. Surely that is what Jesus wants us to do, loving God and our neighbour, and that will lead to our Redemption. We have dominion over the animals, and we can learn from them too. Today let us bless them as at the same time we recognise the example they give us and our dependence on them.”