The Beauty of the Christ
One thing I have asked of the LORD,
that I will seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
- Psalm 27:4
For from the greatness and beauty of created things
comes a corresponding perception of their Creator. -Wisdom 13:5
Think about the hard and cruel times in your life and how dry, desolate, and ugly everything seemed. There was no joy to be had, only pain and despair. Remember the way in which the suffering and loneliness ate away at your heart and mind and nearly drove you crazy, if it didn't. Such horrible times seemed to claw their scars into your heart. Among other constructive reasons, times like these give us a glimpse into what an eternity in Hell may be like, so we may be much less inclined to sin. Do we really want an eternity of such pain without any relief and of an infinite magnitude?
Are you ready?