#7 Beauty

I’m not quite sure what to make of Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue, though it intrigued me enough to begin it!  But the notion that beauty leads one to God (which is at least part of the larger argument) is not entirely new to me. In a culture overcome by the mundane, the ordinary and the tacky – not necessarily in that order – a call to beauty may be the inspiration I need. In the introduction he says:

The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion and in ourselves. No-one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the Beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.

I hope to be pointed toward home as I continue this read!


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