Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Furry Friends and an Epiphany.
I got to thinking about pets and their souls, I have always held the strong belief that animals go into the next life with our Lord Jesus and live in heavenly splendour, hopefully meeting with their loving owners in time, I hold steadfast in that belief because my pets have loving souls, they are all created of one God and all have their own characters and traits, just like humans.
Then it hit me. If I believe that my pets and your pets go to heaven, what about the animals I EAT.
I have tried many times over the years to cease eating meat, due to my aforementioned beliefs, but I have always gone back to meat eating at some point, always feeling slightly uneasy about it too I might add.
I live in a rural area, every day I feed ponies, cows, sheep, pet the goats, take bread for the chickens etc. They have souls too just like the doggies I take with me, so why? Why do I think its ok to eat them?
To be totally honest, its been a major Epiphany for me and one that I think has finally sealed the lid on my meat eating days for good.