Just as love is above all virtues, so the greatest of all sins is to hate one's brother, for he who hates his brother is a murderer, as the Apostle [John] says. He who hates his brother hates God Himself. He that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. See how many evils hate generates? But love covers a lot of sins.
Saint Ephraim the Syrian
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