“If we look inside our hearts
and find there even a trace of animosity towards others
for the wrongs they have done to us,
then we should realize that we are still far removed
from the love of God.
The love of God absolutely precludes us
from hating any human being.”
“If you love God,
you will certainly start to love your neighbors too.
You will find you are unable to hoard your money any longer
but will want to distribute it in a godly way,
being generous to all who are in need.”
(St. Maximus the Confessor in The Book of Mystical Chapters translated by John Anthony McGuckin, pgs. 50-51)