Dostoevsky on Jesus

From The Brothers Karamazov, Book VII “Alyosha,” Chapter 4 “Cana of Galilee”:

Do you fear Him. He is terrible in His greatness, awful in His sublimity, but infinitely merciful. He has made Himself like unto us from love and rejoices with us. He is changing the water into wine that the gladness of the guests might not be cut short. He is expecting new guests, He is calling new ones unceasingly for ever and ever. . . .

2 Responses to Dostoevsky on Jesus

  1. jakeporter July 5, 2008 at 9:39 am #

    I read The Brothers Karamazov during my undergrad time in a philosophy of religion class. This was my favorite quote in the book. I have really enjoyed remembering so many of the great lines as you’ve posted them here. Thanks!

  2. bigham July 5, 2008 at 7:40 pm #

    “He is not a tame lion.”
    “No, but he’s good.”

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