I kiss you, Father and Creator! I am caressed by Your love. In every fruit of the earth, in every grain of wheat, in every crumb of bread, I discern Your love. And even though You give us so many gifts here on earth, You have prepared for us a treasure of sweetness in heaven, a inexpressible joy, that springs from Your infinite goodness and beauty.
Saint John of Kronstadt (1829-1909)
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou