Words of Wellness

October 05, 2009 | The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner

"God and Dog"

In honor of all the pet blessings that happened this weekend to honor the celebration of St. Francis day, I share the following song with you.† The lyrics to the song are printed below, but to get the full impact of this song you need to watch the video and listen to the song being sung.† You can do both by clicking here:† www.godanddog.org† When you get to the web site click on the "play" arrow on the youtube video portion of the screen.†† †

As we remember the life of St. Francis, may we pause to give thanks for all the ways in which God's creatures, both domestic and wild, give us such profound insight into the true nature of God.

God and Dog
by Wendy Francisco

I look up and I see God, I look down and see my dog.

Simple spelling G O D, same word backwards, D O G.

They would stay with me all day.† I'm the one who walks away.

But both of them just wait for me, and dance at my return with gle..

Both love me no matter what--divine God and canine mutt.

I take it hard each time I fail, but God forgives, dog wags his tail.

God thought up and made the dog, dog reflects a part of God.

I've seen love from both sides now, it's everywhere, AMEN, bow wow.

I look up and I see God, I look down and see my dog.

And in my human frailty, ......I can't match their love for me.

(A special thanks to my good friend Dr. Bruce Wilson who introduced this song and video to me last week. See below to learn more about Dr. Wilson's unique holistic approach to cardiovascular health.)Dr. Bruce Wilson is a board certified cardiologist with a special interest in stress and its effects on heart health and disease.† He has lectured nationally and internationally on HeartMath as a tool for reducing stress, and is the author of The HeartMath Approach to Managing Hypertension.† You can learn more about Dr. Wilson's work at www.wilsonheartcare.com.)

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