There is a thought provoking article at http://jeffberryman.wordpress.com/2007/07/08/too-busy-for-beauty/#comment-46 (you can see I posted a comment). It really has something to do with my current struggles… One of the things I am trying to work on is that I am not a passionate person. I really frustrate my wife because I just don’t get excited about things—like shopping for our forthcoming baby, things of God, music, etc.. I don’t want to be that way, that’s just how it is, for whatever reason. Maybe it has something to do with how miserable I always was made to feel in school. Maybe I just switched something off, and now I don’t know how to turn it back on.
But back to the article—it struck me that since beauty and passion are part of God’s character, maybe my inability to appreciate these things are really hindering me in getting closer to him. I pray every day now that this part of me will grow. I have confidence that it will. I thank you, God, for bringing it to my attention.