"Almost a sacred thing"

"IN a word, we talk about a man who cannot see the wood for the trees. St. Francis was a man who did not want to see the wood for the trees. He wanted to see each tree as a separate and almost a sacred thing, being a child of God and therefore a brother or sister of man."

 ~G.K. Chesterton: St. Francis of Assisi.

Legend of St Francis: 14. Miracle of the Spring, by Giotto di Bondone.
Fresco, 1297-1300; Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi.