Loving Your Enemies

Fr Stephan Freeman writes a great post over at Pontifications on loving your enemies. Here’s a small tidbit:

You only know God to the extent you love your enemies.

This saying, like all those planned for this little collection, is not in the least original though it is not a quote. It is an Orthodox parish priest’s effort to make the simple point implied in 1 John 4:7-8: “Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.” The same point can be found in many places within the Fathers, and most recently in the teachings of St. Silouan and in the writings of the Elder Sophrony.

Read the Rest at:

Fr. Stephen’s Apothegmata

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