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“At each step we can admire the grandeur, the power, the goodness of God.”
“A long time after the sun had disappeared the moon succeeded it, and it knew a more somber clarity; we were still there to admire the Works of Creation and to make the most serious reflections on what we beheld and on our present position.”
“How truly is this part of the globe named the New World. Animals of every kind are the quiet possession of the woods; and here also are the hummingbird and a multitude of other birds.”
“...our gaze wandered over a multitude of wonders, especially when from the summit of mountains which seemed to rest beneath our feet we saw steep gorges, beautiful valleys spread out between superb mountains, all in fact which nature could offer most apt to lift up the soul to the Author of all things.”
“We could examine at leisure the ravishing beauties unveiled before us at every turn. Sometimes we were on the heights of mountains which lost themselves in the clouds...”
“How magnificent is the setting sun, which found me every evening in the same spot like a faithful courier!”
“...great fish swimming at water level, bounding about joyfully, chasing each other and playing about quite close to the ship added to the beauty of the scene already so inspiring in itself.”
“What will heaven be if our poor Earth is at times so beautiful?”
“One can see little, but what one sees is beautiful.”
Let us gather up the tears of all times, all nations,
all peoples, all children to form a river of grace
to moisten, saturate, drench the hardness of hearts of stone
turning them into hearts of flesh, into the heart of the God of Providence.…
Did you know that God has a playful side? If not why would God have created vast galaxies — miniscule cells, prickly bushes — lamb’s ear plants …
Unwelcomed Save by children, Dandelion, I declare you Patron flower Of prophets. Who would Believe such power Lies within The beauty Of your soft Geometric fluff Posed to take A ride On the wind And land in Uninvited places?
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