This is Sandy. She was the first of our family hamsters. As you can see she was a very holy, prayerful hamster.
It may be that she was actually eating a sunflower seed, but it looks like a praying hamster to me (as opposed to a praying mantis).
I use that image to illustrate a reflection card, which I still use. The reflection goes as follows:
At the end of every day take a few moments to review the day as you and God together watch an action replay. As you do this, have these questions in mind:
- How did I experience God’s love today?
- How did I express God’s love today?
- Where did I act out of selfishness rather than love today?
Let the answers to these questions lead you into gratitude (for your experience of God’s love), encouragement (for your growth in service) and confession (for the times you missed the mark).
These are simple, but profound questions that I find enhance my relationship with God and others.
I don’t always remember to do it: I have tried to associate it with cleaning my teeth at night so I remember to do it, but sometimes other things push it out of my mind. However, when I remember, I find that this sort of reflection is helpful. Perhaps you will become a holy hamster too.
Be blessed, be a blessing.