ANIMALS AND THE AFTERLIFE

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The common understanding is that animals by nature, do not survive death.

But, in the beginning, in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, there were animals with them. Animals are part of God’s creation. Animals do mean something to God.

In God’s infinite love for mankind, gave us animals for human benefit. He gave us stewardship over all living creatures for humane care and feeding .

God has given dominion over the whole universe, plants and animals included to His Son Jesus Christ. Pope John Paul II proclaimed that animals do have souls and are “as near to God as men are.” 

So Yes!! I believe animals do have a sensitive soul.

“Holy Scripture teaches us that the fulfillment of God’s wonderful design also affects everything around us.” (Pope Francis) Pope Francis, an Argentine Jesuit who took his papal name from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals,  believes animals have a place in the afterlife. He has given an analogy to comforting words that Pope Paul VI was said to have once told a distraught boy whose dog had died: “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.”

The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large of America, the Catholic magazine, said he believed that Francis was at least asserting that “God loves and Christ redeems all of creation,”

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When Jesus raises us up then all the things we have loved on this earth I believe, will be raised up with us. Heaven is a place of complete happiness, If you need to be completely happy in heaven then we will have our pets with us if we so wish.

Thank you God for your wonderful creation of all living things including animals and pets and the fulfillment of the joys of Heaven through Your Son Jesus Christ.AMEN

Goodbye my furry little girl

Her name was Frenchie– a cavalier King Charles

b-5th May, 2013 – d-28th June, 2019

I believe dogs have their own little soul, they say that the eyes are the window to the soul. Her soft, warm eyes melted my heart from the
first time I set eyes on her till the day she died.
I never grew up with dogs nor learnt to appreciate the beauty,
friendship and all the unconditional love they give. She taught us about love and forgiveness among other things.

My daughter and I looked after her together, I believe God sent her to
us to bring us joy and strength, she brought out the softer qualities inme that no one else saw.

She taught me that life is worth living even though there is pain, as
long as you have someone who loves you, every negative thing
disappears.
Love conquers all… that’s what she embodied. She was a fighter and till
the very last day, she kept on going, trying to do all the things that
pleased us all. But when things got too much for her and she wouldn’t
let go, we had to do the unbearable and put her down. She went so
quickly and quietly and without a fuss.

She was cremated where her ashes were dispersed at Edenhills.

The beautiful poem below has helped us get through these last few
days believing that we will all be reunited one day with her warm, soft eyes once again catching mine with her running up to me and hugging
me and then crossing over together to our creator, Father, God over the Rainbow Bridge.

(I hope this will help someone who has lost a pet. God bless you all).
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