Love is hard. Love for people, especially those who are different from you. Love that says “I see you as a person.” Love that says “let your unique light shine in the world” because each of our souls touches the divine mystery.
Spirit of life, help us to remember that we live and work and love among the animals.
We honor the many ways that people live and love.
We reject the teachings of division and ignorance and commit to siding with love against hatred.
One: On Labor Day we honor our work, physical and mental, paid and unpaid, joyous and heartbreaking. ...
Ours is a world alive and aloud with the presence of creatures and critters. Animals abound, interwoven in our human lives and wholly independent. This is the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.