Yes, this photo shows a statue of young man holding a Bible and rosary beads with crucifix. Yes, I'm posting this on a Sunday. No, there's no sermon. I was simply struck by how well lit this statue was. It was placed beside the entrance to a Catholic high school and was lit only by direct sunlight and whatever light was reflected by the surroundings. Some might assume that the lighting was therefore random or accidental. I think not. Anyone who would take the time and effort to sculpt a statue such as this would be just as careful about where to place it so that it would, at least for certain times of the year and the day, be optimally lit. This was one of those times.
We, as photographers, could benefit from being just as thoughtful about how our subjects are lit, whether it's we who are doing the lighting or Mother Nature. Having noticed or created glorious light, it's then incumbent to compose the photograph in such a way that we highlight the lighting as well as the subject. A few curve adjustments in Lightroom, Photoshop, or your image editor of choice can provide that extra bit of finesse that pushes a good image into the realm of art.
By the way, if you care about this sort of thing, I shot this with a Pentax K-5 and 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 lens that I use as my "I don't plan to take any pictures but you never know" kit. Any camera you have with you beats any camera you leave at home.