What makes your story beautiful?
Many people of a religious persuasion will often try and create beautiful stories to illustrate a point or a statement that they would like to make about the world, or about life or some other jazz. Strangely enough these stories are almost always never beautiful.
Truth is what makes a story beautiful. Deep human truth that resonates deep within the souls of the observer.
If you want to tell a beautiful story the only thing you have to do is simply peel back the layers and reveal the human truth in each of your characters.
To work from the outside in is to manipulate your characters in a cold and a capricious way that takes away their choices and makes you the foul controlling God of the world you just created.