“What is a compassionate heart?
It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation,
for the birds,
for the animals,
and for all that exists.”
(St. Isaac in The Spiritual Word of Isaac the Syrian by Hilarion Alfeyev, pg. 9)
See also my blogs – Chrysostom: Creation’s Witness to God, Augustine: Creation’s Witness to God, and In Praise of God our Creator