Does Anybody Love You?
"You're so lovely, so wise
You could make Venus crawl
But love between the ugly is the most beautiful love of all."
We are not obliged -- nor able, IMO -- to be saints, but the more we can attain those forms of love that love love above even the thing that is loved, the better we look in a cashmere halo, y'ask me.
This pale fire that flickers atop our biology, that doesn't just consume beauty but makes it, often out of much suffering, is best cherished as a soul even if it is only a shadow.
One reason that the worship of God can be so fulfilling is that doing so inspires us to be what we hope God is: a world-shaped mirror that reflects everything, including the evil we all do, with understanding and loving forgiveness.