Three weeks ago I stood on the south rim of the Grand Canyon surrounded by people from around the world who had come to see this most magnificent of Gods creations. Lost in contemplation I was awakened from my reverie by the woman next to me. Also gazing out over the vast canyon, and with a decidedly southern accent, she addressed her friend, "How can anyone say there's not a God?"
Her words were a simple and profound reiteration of truths that have been felt and spoken by many individuals over the centuries. Aristotle, speaking about the beauty to be found in all things created by God, and party to the beautiful world in which he lived, was quoted as saying, "Beauty is the gift of God."