“Father God, help us love them all when we stumble or fall. As You know, Father, this picture is of a ‘downer cow,’ when a cow on a factory farm cannot get up due to trauma and is eventually killed. We know, Father God, that you do not desire Your nonhuman animals to have to go through this trauma and eventual slaughter on a factory farm. You do not desire Your nonhuman animals to be deprived of love, compassion and mercy. These very things that You desire for Your humans is the same very things that You desire for Your nonhuman animals (BOTH!). Help us ditch milk, a nourishing liquid substance You made to nourish a cow’s calf and NOT made to nourish a human’s child (not BOTH!). Human is always right, but animal abuse is always wrong (Mistake!). I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and my Savior. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in stumbling or falling but loving them all this daily leavened [Jesus Hauls!] bread.”)
It’s right that you stumble or fall. Human!
It’s wrong that you don’t forgive you. Mistake!
It’s God how you love you. God’s nonhuman!
God’s Spirit! His Spirit lifts you at ache.
When I stumble or fall, it’s me at shame.
Who told me that it was wrong to fall short?
I fall (and fell) short of God’s Glory. Blame
is taught, but Jesus is the blame I thwart.
“You will stumble or fall but love them all,”
says Jesus. “They’re stumbling or falling, too.
Stumble or fall together; I will haul.
I’ll transport you and them. Love, I pursue.”
I’m not saying we’re not at curtain call.
We’re begin! Stumble or fall, love them all.