Dallas Willard (1935-2013) pastor, professor and author wrote,
“Manifest grace in your life. Everything of value culturally, given the loss of moral knowledge, is sucked into this economic vacuum where it’s chewed up and spewed out until nothing of value remains. So people wind up eating and drinking and doing all the things human beings do, but in lives stripped of the glory that is a manifestation of grace.
Beauty is, above all, a manifestation of grace, of abundance and generosity. It’s the reason why God placed flowers on the earth: to have little voices calling to us constantly about grace. You walk in the field, and here’s a flower. Jesus valued the “lilies of the field.””
Society has been so fake that the truth may actually bothers us. This only means that a little flower may bother us as well. If we are sucked into the cultural and social nothingness we will not see the lilies. We are told by Jesus to “consider them” because nothing is as beautiful as simple nature and simple truth.
“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these.” Jesus