I had a chance to spend about 20 minutes in the garden yesterday, and I ran across a really large slug who decided to be especially photogenic!! 😉
Our masters said:
Even those creatures you hold superfluous in the world, such as flies and fleas and gnats, even they are part of the creation of the world.
Through all does the Holy One, blessed be he, make manifest his mission, even through the serpent, even through the gnat, even through the frog.
In Time and Eternity: a Jewish Reader, 1946, Nahum N. Glatzer, ed., p.23 (Schocken Books, N.Y.).
Praying you see the Holy One becoming manifest through those around you, jen