When I think about my faith, I try to think about the rescue dogs I’ve worked with and my time with One Tail at a Time, an animal rescue and mutual aid organization. I try to remember that even when it feels like I have no agency – when the world moves too fast around me, when time after time I feel out of control – there is still hope. There is still light. There’s the knowledge that God, like a rescue worker, will be there to let me out of my kennel and walk me into a garden where there is beauty and peace and a chance to breathe.
Eventually, despite all the chaos, pain, and confusion, all the things I can’t control, there will be a home for me – a forever home, where I am loved, cherished, and cared for, like all the dogs I’ve seen adopted from One Tail at a Time.
This message is excerpted from “The way of the rescue dog” by Abigail Accettura in the November/December 2022 Gather magazine. Today we commemorate Lucy, martyr, 304.
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