I was thinking yesterday about explaining God to my atheistic girlfriend and I noticed the sky. The clouds were far off and beautiful. That beauty can be found throughout nature and part of our humanity is an appreciation of beauty, put there by God so we can recognize the beauty that is a reflection of the Creator. In the same way, we see the truth around us and can appreciate it because of the truth given to us. We see love and can love because of the love that exists around us and within us. When we die, we experience beauty, truth and love in their pure forms, yet it does not annihilate us because God cherishes the beauty, truth and love born within us and the beauty, truth and love that we have created in our lives. If Beauty, Truth and Love are eternal, then we are eternal as well because we share in these things and bring them back to their source, which is God.