Today at church it was Saint Francis of Assisi Celebration Day, and since he is the patron saint of animals and the environment, everyone was invited to bring their dogs today (other animals may have been invited, but only dogs showed up, probably because they are the most travelable pets). With at least a fourth of the population being dogs, it was quite interesting.
Instead of just getting up and shaking hands, “Passing the Peace” mostly involved the petting of dogs. People just had to laugh when many of them joined in with us singing “He’s got the whole world”. And right before communion for the humans, we had blessing lines for the animals, including several stuffed animals brought up by the kids.
Great day at church today.