Christ the Beautiful
Christ remains the source and summation of the beautiful. And we only participate in it because He overflows with it.
When we act from virtue we behave in a way that’s seamless with our character.
We exist, now and forever, to learn to love God and love like God.
Habits can feed our soul or they can starve it, they can strengthen it or spoil it.
If we look closely at our lives, we can see that there are no insignificant choices, each one adds or subtracts.
In humanity we see something profoundly beautiful—God’s own image made visible.
After each instance of creation, God looks and sees the good made visible.
The beautiful things we create are an attempt to replicate the goodness we’ve found in God’s beautiful world.
We don’t need fresh knowledge, we need to practice what we know.
As we work with spiritual practices of abstinence, Christ teaches us how to pursue the beautiful without being pained by it.
The ironic thing about magnanimous people is that their lives are worthy of recognition but they don’t seek it.
In the wilderness there is grace, grace to heal, preserve, even transform.