Spiritual Sustenance: Feed Us with Your Beauty

When I left, the children were sitting at the computer showing their mother what they had found, clicking through the beauty. I still wonder whether her curiosity was piqued enough for her to finally join her family at mass. I hope so!

Anthony Esolen, in an essay entitled "When Drab is a Favorite Color" writes,

When a lost soul wanders into the silence of one of our churches, it should not feel to him as if he had walked into a doctor's waiting room, or the department of motor vehicles, but into a new world, mysterious and true.

This is our instinctive longing —to create beauty and to seek it out, as we seek the Creator. To deny and suppress beauty is to deny and suppress life in God.

3/7/2011 5:00:00 AM
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