See a Daily Miracle All Around Us
From Cecil Cullen, Alberton: When last did you watch a sunrise? The miracle we might see is not its beauty but rather the breathtaking faculty that we have been given to appreciate it, that ability to enjoy and be uplifted by the wonders with which this world of ours abound. Cows can’t do so, nor ants or lions.
The Good Lord has endowed us, humans, with an aesthetic sense, an ability to appreciate the wonder and beauty of what he has given to us: the sunrises and sunsets, the wonderful range of trees with their seasonal variations, the patterns of their bark, or coming across a little stream after hearing its gurgle through the bushy growth and seeing it sparkle and splash over worn-smooth pebbles, dappled through by sunlight.
Look around you, get out and use your eyes! Use that invaluable aesthetic sense that we all have (at least to some degree), and then thank the Lord for what we have been given, and the ability to appreciate it all.
The sense of beauty and the appreciation of what surrounds us is one of our greatest talents, and so often we bypass the wonders of the world which we inhabit, blinkered. Have a good look at the trees, flowers and shrubs you may pass by. You might be surprised at what you’ll really see.
This letter was published in the February 2022 issue of The Southern Cross magazine