Spiritual Reflections from Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy continues to be regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time. The Russian writer and novelist had a lifelong fascination with the life and teachings of Jesus, so much so that his writings, stories and essays reflected it. His faith and essays on Christianity, nonviolent resistance and justice had a profound impact on figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Pretty fascinating, right? Here are five spiritual reflections from Tolstoy, inspired by The Gospel in Tolstoy: Selections from His Short Stories, Spiritual Writings and Novels. Through Tolstoy, the gospel themes of betrayal and forgiveness, sacrifice and redemption, death and resurrection come to life.