December 1, 2010

Let’s Be Inspired By Beauty!

The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, by Sandro Botticelli, Edinburgh National Gallery of Scotland 

Tired of bleak political news? Here is a more optimistic view of the world, made up of beauty and true joy of life : just put together Sandro Botticelli and J.S. Bach—The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude And Fugue No. 1 In C Major, BWV 846—and you’re done… [Thanks: Riflessi d'acqua]

This is also meant to remind you (and me) that last Sunday was the First Advent in the Christian calendar—because Beauty and true Joy, a joy that is certainly different from the illusory feelings advertised through publicity…, both come from God’s love, and “By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him” (1 John 4:9). The Lord is coming—that’s what Advent means! So, let’s wait for Him in Joy and Hope, and let’s be inspired by the Beauty He has surrounded us with!


  1. Rob, this is awesome, thanks for sharing!

  2. Wonderful video and post! Beauty is never, never "profane"!

  3. Rob, this is one of the best videos I have seen in a long time. I wish you an Advent Season filled with peace, hope, love and joy!