Scripture for the day is Proverbs 12:10

The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
    but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, “man with dog closes a gap in the universe,” meaning that you created us to be keepers and lovers of the nonhuman world. We are not to worship nature but to worship you by caring for it. Show me ways and give me opportunities to do that. Amen.