Beauty as Duty

imageWe have been given a duty

In every day to find beauty

Glimpse it hiding in the Light

Always within your sight

A splash of colour bright

A flower in bloom that’s white

Or catch it in the subtle joy

Of an encounter that’s a curious ploy

To open up your heart anew

In a way only known by a few

you will wonder what happened in a pew

That gave your life a different view.

Here in this holy place,

Could it be God’s face?

We must seek what we need

Beauty our souls will feed

Love is planting the seed

By pulling out the weed.

Our hearts long for beauty

Do not neglect this duty.

-Suzanne St. Yves


About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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1 Response to Beauty as Duty

  1. Heather says:

    I am very much enjoying your posts, so nice to hear all you are encountering there. Gives me a glimpse into a place I never knew I would be interested to see!

    It sounds like you are gaining new experiences every day, in very many ways. You inspire me to look for the beauty all around, not just visually. Wishing you many more happy and interesting encounters ☺️

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