The Sense of the Beautiful

images“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832 German writer, poet  and statesman)

It is one of God’s magnificent gifts– the sense of the beautiful that he has given us, the appreciation for all that is sweet and true and beautiful in this world.  Beauty in the brightness of the zinnias in the side yard, the smooth dark skin of the plums on the kitchen counter, beauty in the long jumping-dancing legs of the grand-girls, beauty in the 83 year old face on my mom…

I’m hoping to search for the beauty in my days, and to trust the maker of beauty with my worldly cares as they come.  God help me…

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