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May 26 – The Faithful Wattlebird

The first requirement of those who have been given a trust is faithfulness. – (1 Corinthians 4:2)

The wattlebird, a honeyeater, demonstrates a remarkable commitment to its sacred trust as a pollinator. With unwavering dedication, the wattlebird flits from flower to flower, its brush tipped tongue perfectly adapted to extract nectar while simultaneously collecting and distributing pollen. This small bird plays a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of the ecosystem, ensuring the continuation of life and the flourishing of biodiversity.

The wattlebird’s faithfulness to its purpose reflects the core tenets of Franciscan spirituality, which calls us to be steadfast stewards of the gifts and responsibilities entrusted to us by the Divine. As we navigate the complexities of life, let us draw inspiration from the wattlebird’s unwavering commitment to its sacred duty, and strive to be faithful caretakers of the world around us.


1. In what areas of my life have I been entrusted with a sacred responsibility, and how can I nurture a sense of faithfulness in fulfilling those duties?

2. How can I, like the wattlebird, use my unique gifts and abilities to contribute to the well-being of my community and the Earth as a whole?


Loving God, let the wattlebird’s unwavering commitment to its purpose be a guiding light in my own life. Inspire me to embrace my role as a faithful steward, using the gifts and abilities You have granted me to nurture and protect all of Your creation.


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