A thought for this morning is derived from Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov”. The knowledge of freedom (Ivan, Dmitri) is subsumed (needs, and achieves peace) in the knowledge of grace (Alyosha). As centuries unfold since this story of parricide was written, the Brothers K remains perhaps the central novel of the modern era. The beginning point of life is the awareness of freedom. The point of realization and fulfillment is the experience of grace. The order is important because there are many who are told they are in a state of grace before they have had to wrestle with the realities of freedom.