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Longwood Gardens offers visitors the opportunity to not only see how so many plants and flowers come together to express beauty, but also gives visitors the opportunity to see how individual flowers are beautiful themselves.

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Of course, one could argue that the reason we can even see the individual flower is because of the contrast between the individual and what is in the background.

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And I think there is truth in that.  Maybe the point is this – there is beauty in the individual, but I wonder if we see the individual because we also see the wider world too – and that wider world brings out the uniqueness and beauty that is present.

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Lesson for church – imagine if we did this in church.  No really imagine it.  Now start to do it.  See what happens.