“If man really is fashioned, more than anything else, in the image of God,
then clearly it follows that there is nothing on earth so near to God as a human being.
The conclusion is inescapable, that to be in the presence of even the meanest,
lowest, most repulsive specimen of humanity of the world is still to be closer to God
than when looking up into a starry sky or at a beautiful sunset.
Certainly that is why there is nothing in the New Testament about beautiful sunsets."
-- Mike Mason