The blind man sat by the post office holding his tin cup with the hope of getting a few coins but to no avail. He changed his plan and, instead, he held a sign which read, “I am blind TOO.” Each new day holds beauty if we know how to see, if we are not blind to what our Creator has gifted us with. Dorothy Day once said that “the world is saved by beauty.” We need to be on the lookout for bits of beauty. They seem to resurface in the changing seasons. There is the Creator’s artistry on frostbitten windows, spring sprouting in magnificent greenery, summer’s gardens of fruits and flowers and autumn glowing in red and yellow hues. Beauty also shows itself brilliantly in the hospitable hands of people who know how to drop coins in tin cups. May we all have beauty-full days!
By Kathy Rademacher, OSB