“Father God, as this comic strip above so accurately informs us, Your nonhuman animals have feelings, too. You accept them ‘just who you are’ just as You accept us humans ‘just who you are.’ Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, is Prince of Peace and while Your humans might plot against peace, Your nonhuman animals desire ONLY peace by having NO hidden agendas, NO need to plot revenge, and NO need to harm out of malice. You remind us that “the righteous ones care for their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10). Through the dominion you gave us over Your nonhumans animals, Father God, we know that ‘their’ are OURS, thus we care for them and NEVER dominate them. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious Name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in feeling what I feel and being ‘just who you are,’ a precious and free child of God Most High, this daily leavened [Jesus Rises!] bread.”)
You’re just who you are, nothing to alter.
You’re just who God made you to be, you free.
If there is one thing not “just,” don’t falter
from feeling what you feel to a degree.
My degrees of feeling are just intense.
A feeling shows up, and I’m just the man
with the plan to ask it, “Come you from whence?”
Just who God made me? My feelings, I scan.
“I’m just who I am. I am Prince of Peace,”
says Jesus. “Just find Peace in what I feel.
And I just feel nothing but Love. I’ll cease
never to mislead you, only to heal.”
We’re in this together, just “in” by far.
“Out” not our God who loves just who you are.