That Kind of Love

In the wake of teen suicides around the nation and the call to cease the bullying, particularly around sexual orientation, these lines from Dostoyevsky, point the way…

“Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly, more and more every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an abiding, all-embracing love.”
Father Zosima of Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

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