A culture that values beauty, values life. One of our goals as leaders should be to teach the appreciation of beautiful things.
When we see significance in the complexity of creation as well as in the self discipline of creating, we esteem art to a place of tremendous influence.
Where media was but a mixture of molecules and actions, it is now an expression of something divine, testifying to the life which brought it to bear upon the sole of the recipient.
If a people can learn what is beautiful by appreciating what makes something lovely, that people will embrace the subject from which that beauty came more freely.
And then God.