I did catch the flame, black and white color, but sadly not the rictal bristles!! (Maybe some things are best left to the imagination?)
“Keeping” as in care, protect, oversee & preserve
urges Pope Francis as he links poverty w/ our planet’s fragility.
“Be like those rictal bristles,” I think
as I watch an American Redstart flash his orange-base tail to flush insects.
His bill’s rictal bristles protect it from flying bugs & other airborne debris.
PLUS his song guards his breeding habitat & its resources.
Did he read the encyclical?