Part Three – “Through The Cross To The New Creation, The Church In Action”

Shepherding All God's Creatures

Part three of an article based on a talk given by May Tripp at the Retreat For Animal Welfare, Maryvale, 19th June, 1993.  This article is included in the book, “Animal Welfare:  Through The Cross, A Collection Of Animal Christian Concern Articles” by Roslyne Smith.  The book can be purchase here.

The Good Shepherd
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In Part Two, May was explaining that “[t]his is not a comfortable world for any committed Christian.”  It is not comfortable for animal welfarists either, enquirers want to know what Jesus did about eating meat.  May’s first thought to offer, is that she “cannot conceive that He could have had less compassion for slaughtered animals than we here do: “no servant is greater than his master” (John 13 v 16). ”  May continues…


My own understanding is that, in the area in which Jesus lived and…

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