St. Maximus the Confessor: If we detect any trace of hatred in our hearts . . .

Icon of St. Maximos 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.”

+ St. Maximos the Confessor, Four Hundred Texts on Love 1.15, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 2)