This quote by S. Michael Wilcox, who belongs to the same church as me, really struck home:
"Traveling and learning about all the different religions and beliefs and faith and literatures and musics, mythologies and natural beauties in the world--
"Now, I would say to you: God has been talking to His children every way He can, all the time, everywhere. And if you can't listen to an apostle or a prophet, maybe you can listen to a sage or a philosopher or a musician or a poet or a playwright, or an artist, or you'll see God in the lives of good people all over...I get to bring all in all the goodness of the world, I get to bring into my soul and my life, whether I find it in a Catholic saint, or a Chinese sage, or a renaissance artist, or a New England poet."
I so agree--The more I study these things, the more I see the love of God for ALL His children everywhere. He has taught the ways of happiness in so many ways. We just need eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts that feel.
Isn't this a marvelous age to be alive?? So many beautiful vistas out there to take in--no need to wallow in the mire. It is the great day of the harvest--thrust in your sickle and reap!
Art credit: In the Summer by Carl Johann Lemoch
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart