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“The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness.   Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological.   At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves.   And each of these rare and precious moments in life—beside the Canyon, before the Alps, under the stars—is an echo of a far greater excellence, namely, the glory of God.   That is why the Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). –  John Piper

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