To do no harm to any of my wild neighbors. To do good to all.
I need a change down deep within; in the heart space where only God can work.
God of all, change the desires of my heart, so that it beats in tune with yours; and let this change be reflected in my living.
Give me a heart that burns with love for all that has life; both human and otherwise, wild and domestic, individuals and ecosystems, the whole diverse community of life.
Empower me with inner strength through your Spirit to follow the example of Jesus, relating to each of these with the respect and kindness that a neighbor should.
(West Rim Trail near Barbour Rock Trail 3/31/2019)