We need to respond with the values that we see in Jesus Christ’s life.
These insects are mentioned in the Bible ten times, in the Old and New Testament.
They are ruminating animals, capable of running more than one hundred kilometres a day without eating or drinking anything. Hence they were trained in Arabia in the 13th century before Christ, as the basis of what has come to be known as the "camel civilisations".
In Jesus God became human, thus bringing himself into proximity with the nature that he had created. Animals were the silent witnesses of this unique and mysterious event.
The European Jewish Congress says it is “the greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation.” Denmark and Switzerland already prohibit this kind of slaughter.
The Old Testament links the health of the body with the health of the soul.
We are living in a society which is driven by appearance and image, where aesthetics take precedence over ethics and morality.
Earwigs are calm and peaceful insects which feed on aphids and sea-slug eggs, which makes them beneficial for agriculture.
There is wisdom in the Holy Scriptures which vastly surpasses the knowledge that was available to human beings at the time!
How does such a fragile and conspicuous organism survive in a sub aqua environment, replete with voracious predators?
This flamingo reminded me of the fact that we humans were also created to live in community.
Maybe if we were more aware of how decisive a person’s childhood turns out to be in their adult life, we would treat children with greater wisdom and sensitivity