“There is a kind of leprosy of the soul. It is numbness of the heart. A leper loses a sense of touch, can no longer enjoy taste or colors. Spiritual leprosy is losing the ability to perceive and cherish the beauty of God…It means never contemplating paradise in a beautiful piece of music or never waking up in the morning feeling God’s love and intimacy. Spiritual leprosy is seeing the world as mere dirt…”
(Fr Stephen Kavanaugh, orthodoxwest blog)