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Finding the Right Angle in Life – by Chaplain E. R. Brewster

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from Amphibious Force Pacific Fleet – The Amphibian  ~ 2 August 1952

A very skillful photographer whose pictures commanded premium prices in the magazine market was trying to get a dramatic picture of a lovely old church. He has walked around the building several times looking at different angles.

An amateur photographer who had gone along with him in the hope of getting some valuable hints commented on the care with which he chose the angle from which to :shoot” the picture.  The old artist commented, “In every situation there is one right angle–one spot on which to fix your camera lens–if you are to get the best picture.  Almost any building, person, or scene can be made into a beautiful picture if you can get a shot from the right angle.”

A big problem of life lies in finding the right angle.

Some wit said that certain people look at god through their troubles and that other people look at their troubles through God.  The difference in their viewpoints makes the difference in their lives.

The old photographer was right–there is at least one angle from which every person, every community, and situation can be viewed which will reveal beauty, worth, honor and virtue.    There is another angle, perhaps, from which only the unworthy may be seen.  but each one of us must choose the angle from which he views.

saint Paul said, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be praise–think on these things.”