Starting All Over Again to Know Jesus

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The Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Christ all things were created…

Colossians 1:15

He was with the wild animals…

Mark 1:13

After many months of diving deep into the Gospel of Matthew, in order to know Jesus again, as if for the first time, I finally opened myself to the Gospel of Mark during my daily devotional reading.  It took three days to arrive at Mark 1:13; where I did not find anything new.  I have long known that during the temptation story of Jesus, he was in the wilderness.  The angels attended to his needs.  The animals were his companions.

However, I found myself—given the things I care deeply about these days—asking a new question:

What can we know about the Christ by paying careful attention to his relationship to animals?  And a follow up question; Given the relationship of Jesus to the animals and all of creation, how are we to love the animals and all of the creation?

I am pondering this question.  What do you think?

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