Schoep, a 19 year old dog, is taken into the lake every night by his owner, John, to help soothe his arthritis and help him fall asleep.
(Source: arcaneimages, via heartofariver)
"Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight. … Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God’s absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering."
I hear many people making excuses for not going #vegan, yet we vegans do not have to make an excuse for being vegan. That alone should ring some bells of conscience on what is right and what is wrong.
After all, we don’t have to make excuses for being kind to anyone. Do we?
A cricket in my head
“It is worth reminding ourselves that the greatest joy and satisfaction in life come from actions we undertake out of concern for others.” – Dalai Lama