What delusion, what feebleness

1 February 2021

What darkness, what derangement, what weakness and what a terrible, deathly force sin is. Why should we hate somebody else because their character’s different from ours? Because they disagree with us? Or because they don’t fuel our ego or feed our passions? Doesn’t each of us have our own free will, our own particular character, temperament, habits and ways of doing things? We should be gracious towards everyone and should respect their freedom, which even God Himself doesn’t violate.

Saint John Kronstadtskij