Beauty as Evangelization

Concerning the Inner Life  Evelyn Underhill 
"All our external religious activities, services, communions, formal devotions, good works - these are either the expressions or the support of this inward life of loving adherence. We must have such outward expressions and supports, because we are not pure spirits but human beings, receiving through our senses the messages of Reality....the degree in which we can either exhibit or apprehand that beauty depends on our own inward state. If this were more fully realilzed, a great deal of the hostility shown to institutional religion by good and ernest people would break down."

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