The Nature and Attributes of God Glossary


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Beauty

Definitions: (1) the personal quality that gives pleasure to the senses, exalts the mind, and elevates the spirit by pattern, harmony, and truth; (2) the aesthetic effect produced by harmony; (3) the essence of any excellent quality; (4) special grace with charm; delightful; (5) intensely pleasing; extremely fine; (6) artistic; attractive; lovely

Reflection: Our idea of beauty is so paltry compared with the grandeur of The Divine Beauty that it seems hopelessly meager. And yet these are the words we have available to use. One possibility is to extend the concept from an idea to an ideal and then it can be felt as well as known.


Bestower

Definitions: (1) the giver of gifts; the Person with the most lavish generosity; (2) the giver of examples and life lessons; (3) the application of devotion to the universe, <He bestows his love upon all his children.>

Observation: Many great people have lived remarkable lives: Jesus, Buddha, Lao-Tse, Mother Theresa, etc. These lives, lived in the service of The Truth, are a gift, an example of how to live. Each personality can choose to amplify themself to the exalted character they are meant to be.

Comment: Among the gifts which have been bestowed upon us are: life, personality, body, mind, spirit, grace, free will, and revelation (external and internal).