There are few things that keep me from enjoying my coffee as I ponder the Scripture of the day sitting in the beauty of our backyard. It’s a nice backyard, lots of flowers, birds and various other wildlife including a plethora of cats. Recently, I have felt like a hostage in the morning as I stand gazing at the backyard from within the house. Yes, there has been rain and yes it has been warm and a bit muggy this past week. However, these factors have never kept me in the house before. The issue is the presence of not one, not two, but three young skunks who are also drawn to the beauty of our backyard. As I gaze out the patio door, I notice all the regulars are still showing up, the cats, the birds, the squirrels and even the dog would be out there if I were not protecting her best interests. It all begs the question what would St. Francis do? I don’t know about anyone else, but I personally have never seen a painting or a statue with a skunk resting at Francis’ feet.
– Blog entry and photo by Sister Patty Kremer