September 8.     Lily shared how interested she had been on discovering an anthill that appeared to be alive.  She was given a copy of the book THE SOUL OF THE WHITE ANT by South African writer Eugene Marais who had made an extensive study of the termites and their life inside a termitary.  There are different types of termites dedicated to their own particular task of building, soldiering, feeding etc. but all together they make a whole.  Marais equated the colony made up of these different types of termites to a body inhabited by what he called a soul, as its source of life. “Can animals have souls?”  Percy asked. “I thought only people could have a soul as they are made in the image of God the creator.” “Maybe it is a question of the meaning of words too,” Lily replied. “Such a colony or a community is certainly a wondrous example of connection and life. And talking of souls I know it is Our Lady’s birthday today and her soul was uniquely completely free from sin. Isn’t that what the Immaculate Conception means?”  

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his practices and have put on the new man. I put on the new man who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator. Christ is all and in all. Col 3:1-11.

Pope Francis: The Spirit of life dwells in every living creature and calls us to enter into relationship with them. Nature as a whole not only manifests God but is also a locus of his presence. LS88

ECO-TIP AND PRAYER: Eco-spirituality brings religion into eco-awareness. Organise a shared eco-prayer moment.  Conclude with the Canticle of the Creatures of St Francis and pray the Glory be