Blessing of the Animals - Garrett Yates (10/6/19)

“Our pets reveal what we hope and long to be true, for us and for the world around us. It’s not just the existential longing of poets and philosophers; it’s a longing made real and tangible through flesh and fur; slobbering tongue and contented cat’s purr. Through them, the walls in our lives, in our hearts, slowly begin falling horizontal and it is we who are tamed, made gentle, by love; it is we who find ourselves capable of deeper communion.“ Garrett preaches on the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost at our Blessing of the Animals.

Isaiah 65:17-25;
Galatians 6:14–18;
Matthew 11:25–30