“It is the same to the Lord to give flesh to any creature He likes, either to an animal or a plant, as it would be to me to make a garment or clothing and put it on myself: ‘ Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.’ And what an infinite multitude and variety of material the Lord has, out of which He, the Creator, creates various clothing, of various shapes for His creatures (animals, birds, fishes, reptiles, insects)! And us He will eventually clothe with light, like unto of the sun in his kingdom!”
(St John of Kronstadt, ‘My Life in Christ’)