God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature
So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle,
And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
God created human beings; he created them godlike, reflecting God’s nature.
Genesis 1:26-27, The Message
Gathering gloom on Evangeline. The good kind! It’s seven a.m. and needed rain is on the way. As I sit tucked into my corner of the patio, the dark cloud descending has nothing to do with the troubling headlines on the table before me. It’s all about peace, and the promise of refreshment. For sure the birds aren’t troubled! To my delight, the shy catbird couple appears, flirting silently around the birdbath. Evidently my stillness and my black robe render me invisible. Or at least not a serious threat. Then they head up into the Chinese elm, where he begins his merry caroling and mewing. The catbirds and I are resolved to tend our corner today.