Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Our Cat, Who Art In Heaven...

Winners write the history books and they are egocentric, so they tend to see their victories in somewhat larger-than-life views.

Likewise, humans write the theology books and are no less egocentric, placing us at the pinnacle of visible creation, even inventing degrees of souls.

Vegetative Souls: Plants. No consciousness.
Animal Souls: Stuff that thinks but dies and that’s it.
Human Souls: Us; we get to live forever after bodily death.

Oh? Says who? Says us. How? We wrote the books, that’s how.

Kenai Kitty had a stroke this morning about 8:00, although the symptoms were not all present. I realized something was wrong and took her to the vet at 10:30 when it became obvious this was serious business. She was gone to kitty heaven at 11:00.

After years of pondering the mysteries of the universe, I have come to a conclusion of sorts that once God has given part of his (hers? its?) life to create another being, its life is never taken away. Just as our lives continue on, when our bodies are no longer able to hold us here, I am convinced that we will meet the life of God that was made present in beings of other galaxies, grass and flowers here on earth, and –yes- dogs and cats, along with chickens and great white whales. Life, part of God’s essence, cannot disappear.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your temporary loss.

October 10, 2007 8:36 AM  
Anonymous ruthc said...

I can't imagine going to Heaven and not having my dogs and cats there. Only question is how will they get along with each other?

My sympathies on the loss of Kenai Kitty.

October 10, 2007 10:43 PM  

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