For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with Thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
There are so many ways to let my mind and heart go when I read this passage. God has provided so much for us; everything that is beautiful comes from God. All of the animals and plants of the earth, God created for us. All of the people, in every shape and size, with every personal like and dislike, God created for a reason. We are to love it all, love them all, and be good stewards. These truths fill my heart this morning.
Holy Father, how can I show my thanks to you? You have provided for me and provided for all your creation, so very many beautiful things. May I respect and care for all of your creation. Amen