blue feather

This terrible individualism must inevitably have an end, and all will suddenly understand how unnaturally they have separated themselves from one another. It will be the spirit of the time, and people will marvel that they have sat so long in darkness without seeing the light. And then the sign of the Son of Man will be seen in the heavens.…But until then we must keep the banner flying. Sometimes, even if he has to do it alone and his conduct seems to be crazy, a man must set an example and so draw men’s souls out of their solitude and spur them to some act of brotherly love, so that the great idea may not die.

Source: The Gospel in Dostoyevsky

Have no fear of people’s sin, writes Dostoyevsky