“Beauty is to enthuse us for work, and work is to raise us up.” - poet Cyprian Norwid via John Paul II's "Letter to Artists"
St. Bernard explained it by saying that God loves us not because we are good and beautiful, but because his love makes us good and beautiful. A fundamental idea arises from the two meanings that fills the human heart with hope, that is, God is ready to receive you, to begin again with you, regardless of your history, your past, your experience of estrangement and infidelity.... A God who is prepared to start all over again with us. - Msgr. Bruno Forte via "Dappled Things"