Acts 10: 9-15
9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

God is the God of all creation and here is a call to respect all of creation – a call that fits so well with our growing realisation of the need to protect and respect our environment, everything and every person in it. We are to be inclusive, not to reject any part of God’s creation nor discount it on account of a dogma or a bad attitude. God created the heavens and the earth and saw that it was good, we read in Genesis and we honour God when we respect and care for all of His creation.

Father teach me again to love as you have loved and to treat with care the world and all that is in it.