The Fullness of Life

The Fullness of Life

Feast of Mary Magdalene

John 20:1-18

“By refusing to dominate animals, we make the essential connections and open inner doorways to understanding and deconstructing the abuse of privilege in our own lives. Justice, equality, veganism, freedom, spiritual evolution, and universal compassion are inextricably connected.” Dr. Will Tuttle

Today on this Feast of Mary Magdalene we remember a woman who had “demons” and in her relationship with Christ found new life.  Australia is seeking to open its sanctuaries to more fishing; each year we are having less and less crab, salmon, and other fish; our government always–regardless of party–always puts human consumption and material needs above that of climate and animal concerns.

Today at 10:00 a.m. in Union Square we will be marching to close slaughterhouses.  The way we treat animals, the way we eat. all are connected.  Our care for each other and all of creation comes from mutual respect.  I eat vegan because of my respect for all of life, and in the eight years I have not eaten meat I have come to value life in a different and more sacred way, I have entered more into the seamless thread of life, and see life as valuable in all  of her forms.

So come join us at 10:00 a.m.–Union Square–March to Close Slaughterhouses. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

+Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164


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