Love all God’s creation

Offered in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast we celebrate today:

“Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand in 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.”

~ from The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky