BLOG: VOICES FROM CEDAR LANE
The ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius said of beauty: “Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.”
We miss so much of the beauty that emanates from the people, places, and things among and around us. We just don’t see it.
It's hard to describe what I'm feeling right now. Endings and beginnings both have their challenges. When they all come at the same time, I often just sit back in awe of the universe.
For the last 20 years of his life, my father belonged to a Baptist megachurch in rural Florida. This church meant a lot to him, and it supported him greatly when he was living alone and coping with significant health problems. When I visited, we went to services together, and I enjoyed the music, the beautiful building, and the sermons. I also noticed that the charismatic minister discussed finances with the congregation every week, asking them to give more, and ever more, to support the church.
One cannot help but be in awe when (we) contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
– Albert Einstein