Take This Chance to Miss an Opportunity @ StoryWarren
We will miss some of these opportunities, too. Maybe to grocery shopping, or maybe to our own shortcomings. But they are endless, because mercy is endless, and grace follows hard behind. Just grab the next one.
Emerson on What Beauty Really Means, How to Cultivate Its True Hallmarks, and Why It Bewitches the Human Imagination @ Brain Pickings
What makes something beautiful? Emerson may have skirted around the true Nature of beauty - God Himself - but his ideas about beauty remind me of my own thoughts toward God.
Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful. This is the reason why beauty is still escaping out of all analysis. It is not yet possessed, it cannot be handled… It is properly not in the form, but in the mind. It instantly deserts possession, and flies to an object in the horizon. If I could put my hand on the north star, would it be as beautiful? The sea is lovely, but when we bathe in it, the beauty forsakes all the near water. For the imagination and senses cannot be gratified at the same time.
"'Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.' But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God." 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
That Still, Small Voice @ Three Way Light
I want to get back to listening for that still, small voice of Jesus, to bend in close and hear what He is saying and what He wants me to say to you. If it's not beautiful or encouraging or uplifting.......well, I'll keep it to myself. So--I'm going to pull back from posting, lessen the pressure (self-imposed) of coming up with something each week to say (because I always have something to say.) Instead, I want to focus on whatever is true, beautiful, noble and of good report.
Have a great weekend, friends. Let's look for the true, the beautiful, the noble and the things worth talking about together.