Natural Wisdom Part 10: The Virtuous Dog

A Humble animal exemplifies great Virtues

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6 min readJun 20, 2022

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I realized that when it comes to how we should act toward God, and toward the other people in our lives, us humans could learn a thing or two from the Humble dog.

Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel on Unsplash

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Hello Readers, hope all’s well.

I know it’s been a long time, a few months actually, since I last posted. For that I’m sorry, although that was the way it had to be. I wasn’t in a situation to be able to make these posts, not even one post a week. I’ve been trying recently to get back to my writing. My progress in getting back to writing has been pretty slow, which is frustrating. But, I’ll come back little by little.

I don’t know if “coming back” means I’ll be posting as much as I used to on this blog, though. We’ll see, moving forward. The thing is, I have many other writing projects that also take up my writing time. And some of those projects will never be posted on this blog. As for the blog, well, I guess I would say that I will post what I can, when I can moving forward.

Today it’s time for another Natural Wisdom post. This is a series where I write about some of the lessons God has taught me, through nature. God teaches us so much through nature if we’re willing to watch and listen to see and hear the Wisdom. And today’s post was inspired by the friendship of my dogs. Dogs are my favorite of God’s animals.

I have four dogs, who are a great source of unconditional love and friendship in my life. One day not long ago I was praying, and I thanked God for my four precious and irreplaceable friends. Each one was a stray that I found in the streets, and each one I only found because I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Well, I’ve heard that there are no coincidences when you follow God. So I see each one of my dogs as a gift from God, a friend to travel with me on my journey so I won’t be alone.

I thanked God for my friends, and I also praised God for designing and creating my four-legged friends. I thought about how they’re a complex mammal like us, but they’re also capable of feeling deep emotions. Their emotional capacity is what enables them to bond with us humans. And when I thought about that, I

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