In pursuit of art

Recently I spent some time at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston photographing some of the works of art there.

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What is it that attracts people to a painting or a sculpture or a photograph? I suppose it’s the same thing that draws people to a good movie or to view a gorgeous sunset or to travel to foreign places, or to visit the Grand Canyon. We are drawn to things that speak to us of beauty.

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It’s attention to beauty that draws me to photograph the world around me. If we believe that God is supreme beauty, which I do believe, then all natural beauty points us to God. This is one aspect of finding God in all things.

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The created world is God’s way of attracting us to the divinity. When we view the world as God’s creation and gift to us, a way of God’s self-manifestation to us, then we see the importance of caring for the creation that has been entrusted to us, a creation that encompasses all humanity and the earth itself.

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The Christian call to discipleship is a call to seek to serve God in the people who come into our life and into our awareness and in caring for our earthly home.

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“Remember that I am with you always, until the end of time.” (Matthew 27:20)

 

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