I would like to thank Dr. Arand for his wonderful article “Together with All Creatures” in the April issue of The Lutheran Witness. One of my favorite hymns from my childhood in England is “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Cecil Alexander. I thought of the hymn as I read the article:
All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful;
The Lord God made them all.
The Lord’s blessings!
I heartedly endorse the sentiments expressed in “Together with All Creatures.” However, as I see how humans are relentlessly destroying the natural world, I can’t help but wonder as to when the Creator’s patience will be exhausted with the creature He has made in His own image.
Finally, Dr. Arand advocates the humane treatment of “the animals we eat.” The most humane way we can treat food animals is adopt a plant-based diet. The vegetarian/vegan way of life is the truly humane, compassionate way of life.
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