Today in Kansas where I live it is 20 degrees, not counting the wind chill factor. Tonight it will be much colder. As I watch the wild finches, sparrows, and cardinals at my feeders from my warm office, I am awed by their stunning beauty and their ability to cope. A little rosy finch is huddling, fluffing her feathers a bit and eating as fast as she can in the short winter day in order to make it through the long cold night.
Animals are suffering from the winter weather and cold human hearts
Meanwhile, there are animals raised for food all over the frozen Midwest and elsewhere whose buildings are inadequate to keep them warm or who have no shelter and perhaps not enough food or drinkable water. And wilderness animals whose habitats have been ripped apart by builders, road graders, timber industries, and others. They must find new homes and food in this bitter cold. The feral cats, the dogs forced to live in back yards and never allowed in the house with their families, the tropical zoo animals who are either shivering in the cold or forced into barren, concrete holding barns—all these and so many others are suffering from the thoughtlessness of human beings.
Actions and prayers can warm hearts and make a difference
This week let us embrace all animals and everyone with the warmth of our loving prayers. Through kind words, actions, and prayers we can encourage people to bring their companion animals indoors or at least provide them with dry straw and a shelter. We can also report any farmed animals who appear to be abandoned or not receiving the food, water and shelter they need. Let us also do what we can to support the animal sanctuaries that will need more food for the animals during these cold months.
Cold hearts can be transformed
Cold hearts can be transformed with our undying vision of all humanity awakening to our true nature as the loving, caring, compassionate creatures we were always meant to be.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and visionary thoughts. Thanks to all of you, compassion is encircling the earth for all beings. Thank you for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace for all beings.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.
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