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Loving Even the Storm

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 better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.
―Fyodor Dostoevsky

God's glory amidst the storm clouds

God’s glory amidst the storm clouds

Love All

Love every creature . . .  Of course koalas are pretty easy to love. What about some of the others?

Love every creature . . . Of course koalas are pretty easy to love. What about some of the others?

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Loving God’s Creation

I remember reading Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov when I was in high school. If there were quotes like this in Dostoevsky’s books, I missed them entirely. Of course I was 18, and likely not looking in the same way. It is wonderful to read them now!

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. “
Love every leaf and every ray of light.
Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment.
If you love each separate fragment,
you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Love each flower and petal.