Saint Maximus the Confessor on Hatred

St. Maximus the Confessor

If we detect any trace of hatred in our hearts against any man whatsoever for committing any fault, we are utterly estranged from love for God, since love for God absolutely precludes us from hating any man.

* This excerpt is from “The Philokalia: the Complete Text, Volume Two” complied by St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain & St. Macarius of Corinth, translated by G.E.H Palmer, Philip Sherrard & Met. Kallistos Ware

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