The Confessions of St. Augustine
The Good and the Very Good
(43) And you, O God, saw all the things that you had made, and behold, "they were very good." For we also see them, and behold, they are all very good. In each separate kind of your works, when you said that they should be made, and they were made, this one and that one, you saw that it is good. In seven places I have counted it written down that you saw that what you made is good. And this is the eighth, that you saw all the things that you made, and behold they are not only good, but even very good, as all existing together. For separately, they were only good, but all existing together they are both good and very good. . . .
The Rev Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek