Beauty All Around

I followed a golden moon sliver on my way home tonight. It was so beautiful and made me think of how God’s beauty doesn’t have to shine brightly. It can be just a sliver of light. It’s also pretty cool to know there is a hidden light, God’s beauty that’s with us everywhere….we just don’t notice it all the time…like the shaded side of the moon.

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies: Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. ~Folliott Sandford Pierpoint, 1864

Richard Rohr says, “The Navajo people see the world through the lens of all the goodness to be found through harmony, balance, beauty, and blessing.” The following is a well-known Navajo prayer. Reciting it may help us “open our hearts, minds, and bodies to the divine image.”

In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again

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