Monthly Archives: March 2014

Beauty and the Moon

From the chapter in which Voskamp spends time reflecting on an awesome moon.

“What more, you may ask, do we want?  Ah, but we want so much more – something the books on aesthetics take little notice of.  But the poets and the mythologies know all about it.  We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough.  We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. (Lewis, the Weight of Glory, 10,000 Gifts, page 119)

This got me thinking about the Pope’s famous pre-conclave speech on the moon (some more background here):
Reference has been made to evangelization. This is the Church’s reason for being. “The sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” (Paul VI). It is Jesus Christ himself who, from within, impels us.

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