Listened to this so much on my mission…
Lot of things to agree about here. Not just with CES, but with the church generally.
I believe that people and relationships are more important than propositions and principles. We ought to maintain human connection at almost any cost except the fundamental dignity that enables our connections in the first place. In every person there is enough of the void to justify separation and even violent rejection, but we need to rebel against that and see beauty in them, however improbable it may be. In fact I believe that human connection is the most important and most durable form of beauty.
And I believe that if we are bent on making beauty, and if we insist on letting others know the beauty that we see, that then and only then can we kindle such a love as will set the whole world aflame.