A lofty heart

The elder Zosima to Ivan Karamazov, who wondered, essentially, whether faith and reason could be reconciled:

But thank the Creator that he has given you a lofty heart, capable of being tormented by such torment, “to set your mind on things that are above, for our true homeland is in heaven.” May God grant that your heart’s decision overtake you still on earth, and may God bless your path!

Amen.