Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The cheetah is the fastest land animal, reaching 70-75 miles per hour in short bursts. It can accelerate from 0 to 68 miles per hour in 3 seconds, which is faster than most competition cars. Unfortunately, the cheetah is listed by the international community as a "vulnerable species." Some biologist believe that, because of diminishing populations, the cheetah may be too inbred to survive as a species.

God of the sparrow God of the whale,
God of the swirling stars
How does the creature say Awe
How does the creature say Praise

God of the neighbor God of the foe
God of the pruning hook
How does the creature say Love
How does the creature say Peace

God of the ages near at hand
God of the loving heart
How do your children say Joy
How do your children say Home

Read 1 Kings 13:11-25

Let us be aware of the source of all being
that is common to us all
and to all living creatures.
Let us be filled with the presence of the great compassion
towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Realizing that we are all nourished
from the same source of life,
may we so live that others may not be deprived
of air, food, water, shelter, or the chance to live.

The God who creates the cheetah
and provides for its needs,
the Spirit who breathes life into us
and animates our living,
the Word who is recreating all life
each moment, each day,
guide you, feed you,
protect and inspire you
this day.

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