Dogs, without a doubt, are the most caring beings on earth. Their love is pure, unconditional and honest. And anyone’s heart is bound to ache when they see stray dogs on the roads without a roof on their heads when it’s hot or rains, without good food to eat, or clean water to drink. However, this priest came up with a really good solution to this issue!
Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes is from Brazil, and is the head of the parish of Santana in Gravatá. He was concerned about this issue of stray dogs who are suffering, and decided to take a step to find a solution. What he came up with is brilliant!
He invites all the homeless animals from the streets to attend the mass every Sunday at Paróquia de Sant’Ana Gravatá. The motive behind this is the hope that the kind hearted people who come to the church every Sunday for his service will fall in love with those innocent souls waiting to love and be loved in a family at a home, and take them home.
Father Joao makes sure that the homeless dogs are the center of attention during the Sunday service, in the hope that they will be noticed by the attendees and given homes. It’s really heart warming to see those homeless pooches full of life and love turning to the priest during the service for some belly rubs, which they are not denied of!
“They will always be able to enter, sleep, eat, drink their water and find shelter and protection, for this house is of God and they are of God,” Father João Paulo wrote on Facebook.
Image credits: Padre João Paulo