"Men cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God....Believe that God loves you as you cannot conceive; that He loves you with your sin, in your sin....All things are atoned for, all things are saved by love. If I, a sinner, even as you are, am tender with you and have pity on you, how much more will God!"
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The Brothers Karamazov (Book 1, Ch. 3)
(Painting: "Portrait of the Writer Fyodor Dostoevsky," by Vasily Perov, 1872, oil on canvas)
Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of my summer schedule, in which I'm serving as a camp pastor on top of my normal duties, I'll be putting my ongoing Thursday and Friday series on hold until mid-August. All other days will continue to feature new content as usual, and the Thursday and Friday slots will offer devotional and theological reflections (heretofore unpublished) from my seminary years.