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Regarding love

Regarding love

 

Your friend who till yesterday you thought him as virtuous, chaste and righteous, do not judge him today, because the enemy (“the evil one”) has actually made you to hate him as a corrupt and vile person. But with love that is forbearing and magnanimous, keep in mind only yesterday’s good things and throw away from your soul today’s hate.

 

St. Maximus the Confessor

Fourth 100 chapters regarding love, Filokalia

Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou

 

Regarding love