It’s impossible to live like this–impossible, impossible, impossible!
That’s what the great Russian writer Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy wrote in his article of 1882 On the Occasion of the Moscow Census…but those words easily sum up all he wrote in the last thirty years of his life.
This includes his attack on art, the church, the state and society, all as a result of his return to Gospel purity.
For example, upon his move to Moscow from the Russian countryside he was exposed to urban poverty and began handing out fistfuls of money, but realized that was not enough.
Thus his outburst. [Read more…]