“Some people, in order to discover God, read books. But there is a great book: the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Read it. God, whom you want to discover, never wrote that book with ink. Instead He set before your eyes the things that He had made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that?”
— St. Augustine (354-430)
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You have quoted St. Augustine in your piece and with your photographs. And it fits perfectly.
The problem is, with most people, the same words apply to any spot on earth. And you can live on a poor dirt farm in the south or in Ohio where I live and running naked through the wet grass is just a nice here as it is walking through the ocean on the beach in Cebu.
Or, live in New York City. God didn't make the architecture, but the place he did make is where New York City stands.
I love these two photographs for lots of reasons but St. Augustine's quote and the pictures make me think how fortunate we all are to be here and not a scrap of space dust drifting through eternity.
Have a nice weekend in Cebu.
I wish I was there.... ;)
Have a wonderful weekend! :)
I would love to step into your pictures and stay awhile. What a beautiful place.
cool catch for Sky Watch Friday! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by.
Looks very inviting -- great place for a holiday...
The photos are gorgeous - the words are sooooooooo true! Gifts from God - everywhere!
The text is the perfect accompaniment to your beautiful pictures.
inspiring words, inspiring photos. i should have joined hubby in his trio to cebu--then i would have again seen God's mighty wonders there. oh well, there is always a next time.
Paradise? Eden? So beautiful place and blue sky - I can feel warm on my skin here in cold weather:)
I agree, Mr. Lincoln. Wherever you are, as long as you're happy, it's paradise. Have a wonderful weekend in your part of the world.
I truly appreciate your comment. Thanks for visiting.:)
@Ida: Thank you.
@sandpiper: Thank you. I wish I could stay there forever.
@pretty life online: I will definitely drop by. Thanks for visiting.
@aphotoaday: It is a perfect place to recharge.
@melli: Glad you like the quote. Thanks.
@sandycarlson: Thank you.
@sexy mom: It's only an hour away. Appreciate your visit.
@inkivaari: It's a slice of paradise.:) Thank you.
Absolutely beautiful. I think this might just be my favorite of the day!
Thank you, mental p mama.
A lot of people think mystics and saints are just looking up to the skies in prayer and wondering they would die and go to Heaven.
St. Augustine speaks spiritual living to the core---"reading" God's creation and magnificence through His works: LIFE!
Thanks for sharing this quote, Luna! I have copied it and will send it to some people I know who have to be reminded to go to the beach :-)!
Looks warm and inviting! Just where I'd like to be now :)
Although the others have said it, the quote was perfect for the shots. Have a great weekend! :)
wow! I like the white sand strip from afar. this is definitely my next destination when i go back to cebu.
Very nice shots and a lovely place!
Thanks for droppin' by, John.
Some more paradise photos! Its so prefectly blue, only a very thin shade separates the water and the sky. GAnda ganda!
wow. the view is amazing. my feet tickles with the thought of landing in the sand of that fine looking beach.
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