33% done with The Brothers Karamazov

Zosima’s bow and Christ’s kiss of the Grand Inquisitor both highlight what a person of faith must deal with when confronted with a logical argument that can’t just be explained away. Yet like the suffering of little children that Ivan (and Alyosha) detest, even these logical arguments are part of the imperfect world, the world that man can’t hope to be like Christ in. Suffering is because of imperfection

Just kiss