"Nature is a revelation of God; art is a revelation of man."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~
"To pay homage to beauty is to admire nature; to admire nature is to worship God."
Today at Mass during the homily Fr. Don talked about how we tend to take God's simple gifts to us for granted. We all often tend to be so focused on the prayers we think God has not answered and do not take enough time to just stop and look around us. There are many ways God tries to reach us. Through sunsets in the evening. Stargazing on a warm Summer night. Trees as they change their colors in the Autumn. The many flowers that bloom in the Spring. How gorgeous the ground looks after the snow falls and covers the grass during the Winter. Father talked about how if we begin to pay attention to these things we may learn something more about the One who created them all. I have to agree with him on this. I know that I can be so lost in my own little world that I do not always stop and take a look at the gifts that God gave to us to enjoy. I think it is about time I sit back and take a look around at my surroundings which God gave me to take in.