Most Americans spend almost 8 hours a day looking at a screen. Between phones, computers, kindles, and televisions, viewing such things as social media, movies and television, fruitless websites and everything in between can consume our lives. -We are desperately looking for happiness and joy in all the wrong places. In addition, we become confused by this constant bombardment of images and are often unable to recognize true beauty.
By immersing our participants in the wild immensity of “God’s First Book,” the natural world, COR invites all who will respond to begin cultivating a true appreciation of beauty, an appreciation that is being threatened by our culture. In these wild and beautiful places one can’t help but wonder in awe at the nature of God and experience joy in the home that He created for us.
Pope Benedict XVI wrote, “There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.” Many people lack either the encounter with Christ, the opportunity to speak of Him with others, or both. COR trips strive to give people the opportunity to do both by seeking to encounter Christ in the Gospel, in the beauty of the natural world, and in those around us and provide a serious place to speak of and learn about Christ.
At COR Expeditions, we program trips into the most spectacular and awe-inspiring wilderness areas in the entire country, areas that most Americans only see on postcards or on the screens of their smartphones. We cultivate true wonder at beauty through direct, extended exposure to the beautiful reality of the American outdoors.
the Russian Author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky said that “Beauty will save the world” and we at COR agree because we believe that beauty will teach us to seek the face of God.
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