This picture was taken while I was “working” ūüôā

I went to visit a parishioner living in one of our local nursing homes the other day.  Directly outside his window was this scene.

When I arrived in his room we greeted one another and he said to me that he was watching “God’s little creatures“. ¬†I sat down and started watching as well. ¬†We spent time watching these little birds dance around the feeders. ¬†Red finches showed up, a couple sparrows and some other birds that I couldn’t identify. ¬†They seemed to be playing and fighting for room. ¬†It was quite a scene. ¬†Birds would get chased away but would quickly return to “play”.

Between bird feeder observations, Dave and I chatted about the “important” things of life. ¬†But really…it was hard to focus on those “important” things while watching the play unfold outside the window. ¬†At that moment “God’s little creatures” ¬†were the “important” things.

And that was fine with Dave and me ūüôā

At first these little creatures were shy when I tried to snap their picture. As soon as I would move the little theater outside the window would clear out, but¬†eventually¬†they warmed up to me…hence the picture. ¬†Maybe they¬†perceived¬†me as a fellow creature of God (at least that is what I am going to go with). ¬†Whatever the case…more and more birds showed up…all feeling comfortable being on stage.

Eventually it was time to leave.  Dave and I shook hands, I took one more glance at the scene outside the window and I said good bye; thanking them for their performance.

And this, my friends, is what I call “work”…enjoying God’s creatures big and small ūüôā

Praise be to God!