Love all Creation,
The whole of it and every grain of sand
Love every leaf
Every ray of God’s light
Love the animals
Love the plants
If you love everything
You will perceive
The divine mystery in things
And once you have perceived it
You will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly
More and more every day
And you will at last come to love the whole world
With an abiding universal love
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The sun spills gloriously over the mountain
and the lake comes alive with light.
It’s as though it were suddenly filled with stars.
I love that ordinary magic,
the world doing its thing,
becoming and being all at the same time,
its evolution like ours should be—
like light spreading diamonds everywhere.
~ Richard Wagamese, Embers