Sunday Tidbit: On Beauty and the Beautiful Life

Art is the meeting point of Truth and Goodness through the power of Beauty. Just as the Holy Spirit is the bond of love between the Father and the Son, so Beauty is the bond of love by which Truth and Goodness are joined in art. And without Beauty, they all fall away. Art that is not beautiful cannot be true or good. It is shadow. The same is true of life. A life that is not beautiful may hardly be called true or good, for the one who has not love is nothing, says the apostle. While containing elements of truth and goodness, without Beauty, one’s life has failed to reach its Ideal. It has become a mere shadow. For Beauty is the shining light that bids us out of The Cave to see Truth and Goodness as they truly are, embodied in the Beautiful One who is “The Love that moves the sun and all the other stars.”

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