Did you ever see a dog stop to marvel at the beauty of a sunset? The ability to appreciate beauty is singularly human. It is not something we inherit from the animal kingdom like our capacity for “Flight or Fight” but it comes to us from a dimension not found on the earthly plan. Perhaps you could call it the kingdom of heaven within us. Those moments when we are in touch with this part of ourselves, when we are transfixed by the power of beauty can indeed be seen as places of holiness in our earthly journey, each one representing a new and personal encounter with the divine, a moment of transfiguration. To be done for the congregation.