Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Deer hunting and Religion - part 2

A buck in Hereford, OR waiting to choose his girlfriend for the day
When you find the best deer or elk with antlers, the number of points should remind you of many features of our Christian faith . . . . .
A one-pointer (spike) reminds us of Jesus, the Son of God.
A forked horn or 2-pointer reminds us of the 2 parts of the Bible, the Old and New Testament.
A 3-pointer reminds us of the three virtues of Love, Faith and Hope.
A 4-pointer reminds us of the four Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
A 5-pointer reminds us of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

A mounted elk head at the Hitching Post in Richland, OR
A 6-pointer reminds us of the 6 days God took to create everything we have around us.
A 7-pointer reminds us of the 7 Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Eucharist, Marriage, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick.
An 8-pointer reminds us of the 8 Beatitudes, from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount.
A 9-pointer reminds us of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
A 10-pointer reminds us of the 10 Commandments which God gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
So you see, hunting can be a prayerful experience, reminding you that you can find God in nature, while living and practicing your faith as you hunt.


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