Living Life As Beautifully As We Can

A catchphrase we would often say in the 60’s was, “Hey man, we are living life as beautifully as we can.”

That saying has been running through my mind a lot lately. Seems like a sentiment we as Jesus followers should do our best to take up, not as we defined it in ’68, but as Jesus defines it.

Wonder what Jesus’ definition of “living life as beautifully as we can” would suggest?


5 Responses to “Living Life As Beautifully As We Can”

  1. Bill Kinnon says:

    With your incredible love for things growing from the earth (including your gorgeous back garden) and your community participation in see things grow, I’m reminded of a women in a village in Lincolnshire, UK. She is part of an intentional mission-shaped team who want to see a Fresh Expression of church in every town and village of Lincolnshire. She and her husband (the county coroner at the time) moved into this village specifically for that purpose.

    The story is in how she began to engage with the community. She began to beautify the village by planting flowers, building flower boxes, etc. To the point that the village won award for it’s beautification. People would stop and ask her what she was doing – and she would begin relationships with them. Those relationships developed into a functioning Fresh Expression of church.

    A practical, mission-shaped outworking of living life as beautifully as we can.


  2. Aaron says:

    Isn’t beauty a bit subjective?

    Example: I love motorcycles. I think they are gorgeous. Other people may not be pleased with their look at all though.

    Am I confusing sexy with beauty? Or is it more about doing/living with our lives what we personally find beautiful?

    This concept has really stuck me this morning. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Rick Meigs says:

    Great “fresh expression” of living life as beautifully as we can. Thanks Bill.

  4. Rick Meigs says:

    Hi Aaron,

    You’re right that with humans beauty a bit subjective, but what we need to ask is, “How would Jesus’ define for us “living life as beautifully as we can”? We might start with his sermon given on the mount.

    PS – I think motorcycles are gorgeous also! And they sound pretty sweet too.