Evensong – Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:15 pm


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

Love everything

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—

natural, easy,

like light spreading diamonds everywhere.


~ Richard Wagamese, Embers