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“O my little sisters, the birds.  How much you owe to the one who created you.  You should praise God in all times and in all places, for God has given you liberty to fly!  You neither sew nor spin, but God has given you such wonderful clothing, for you and for your offspring.  Two of each of your species God sent into the ark with Noah, so that you might not be lost to the world.  And besides, God feeds you; God has given you fountains and rivers to quench your thirst, mountains and valleys in which to take refuge, and trees in which to build your nest.  God loves you so much, having thus granted you such favor in so many bounties.  

Beware, my little sisters.  Beware the sin of ingratitude.  Study always the gifts all around you, and give praise to God.”

+ St. Francis of Assisi’s Sermon to the Birds

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