I imagine the existence of God has been argued since the beginning of mankind. The great Catholic tradition for God’s existence is built on the work of St. Thomas Aquinas, but his works are not alone.
One of the great arguments is based more on experience than logical analysis. It is called the argument from aesthetics, or beauty. It is simple; when we experience beauty in the world (birth of a baby, grandeur of the mountains, sunrise at the lake, etc) it leads us to the source of that beauty (the one who created the beauty we experience), God who is Beauty itself.
Enjoy the beauty of the spring weather and let it draw your mind and heart to God this week. Praise lightens the heart and purifies our attitude! It is good medicine and it’s free.
One of the most popular ways to experience the argument from aesthetics is through sacred music and art. If you are in Sioux Falls you can experience both at the Cathedral of St. Joseph for the Novena to our patron at 6pm each night unitl March 19th, the Feast Day of St. Joseph. It lasts about 45 minutes and it is a sure encounter with the beauty and grandeur of God through the aesthetics of the Cathedral itself, the prayer of the community and the sacred music from the organ.
I promise you will not be disappointed! St. Joseph, pray for us.