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Regarding love

Regarding love

 

The one who till yesterday you praised him of being a righteous and virtuous person, do not disparage and speak ill of him today, because your love has turned into hate promoting the bad words of your brother as an excuse of your personal hate. But continue your praises, even if you are overwhelmed by sorrow, and in this way you will come again back to the ever saving love.

 

St. Maximus the Confessor, Fourth 100 chapters regarding love, Filokalia

 

Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou

 

Regarding love