Love and the little finch

This is a story about how God, divine Love, tenderly looks after all His creatures, just as He looks after you.

In the garden close to our house, we had an aviary filled with all kinds of little finches. They were happy to live together and chatter away all day long. Whenever I looked at them, I marveled at the infinite beauty and individuality they expressed, and I thanked God for caring for each one of them. 

One morning, when I was giving the birds their food and fresh water, I noticed a tiny baby bird on the ground. He was so small that he didn’t even have feathers yet. He had fallen out of his nest. I picked him up, and, as it was early morning, he was very cold. I gently cupped my hand around him so that he could feel surrounded by warmth and love, as if he were nestled in his mummy’s feathers. I prayed to know that he could never fall out of God’s tender, loving care, so he must be perfectly safe.

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