My wife has been marveling at these words lately:
Christian love is the “possible impossibility” to see Christ in another man, whoever he is, and whom God, in His eternal and mysterious plan, has decided to introduce into my life, be it only for a few moments, not as an occasion for a “good deed” or an exercise in philanthropy, but as the beginning of an eternal companionship in God Himself.
--Fr. Alexander Schmemann in “Great Lent: Journey to Pascha”
...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 12:15 PM [+]