Love, Soft and Stubborn

“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams”, say Father Zosima in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov. What does it mean to try to live a life that is grounded in sturdy love- not sentiment, not valentines, not feel-good vibes- but a love that earns it’s keep by its very fortitude and practicality?