The Christian who loves all people has a great reward, especially if he forgives those who do him evil. For if we don’t love our neighbour, all the good works we do will be worthless. They amount to nothing, we will be worthless. Love, my brethren, God requires love from us.
* This excerpt is from “Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives & Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece” translated and compiled by Herman A. Middleton