When we see a beautiful object, a beautiful garden, or a beautiful flower, let us think that there we behold a ray of the infinite beauty of God, who has given existence to that object. – St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori
You don’t have to travel to another country to find beauty. Beauty has a way of surviving the most formidable foes. Beauty is a sister to Hope in that way. If your eyes and ears are acutely sharpened, you will find that Beauty and Hope constantly whisper your name to pay attention. You will be consistently distracted by these two. Before you know it, your eyes will stray to a flash of colour over there or your ear will tune into a soft strumming here. You are caught time and time again by a ray of the infinite beauty of God and Hope suddenly arrives too. What is out of focus suddenly becomes perfectly clear. The essential is what remains of life once the Creator has your attention.
What beauty did you behold this day?
Do you comprehend how Beauty and Hope are related?
Creator God, you have made all things beautiful to inspire and uphold us. Help us to see the beauty within and around us. Amen.