True knowledge of such Beauty requires a conformity of the mind to what it knows, so that the mind that truly contemplates becomes a beautiful mind. Then what that mind undertakes, its actions in the world, will be good and beautiful. That is the source of morality, the mediation of absolute Beauty through minds that have attained union with it, to transform the world through acts of beauty and love.
~Keith Ward, Morality, Autonomy, and God
Photo of Shore Acres State Park, Coos Bay, Oregon, Christmas 2017