Maximos the Confessor: “The person who loves God cannot help loving every man as himself”

Dover Beach

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“The person who loves God cannot help loving every man as himself, even though he is grieved by the passions of those who are not yet purified. But when they amend their lives, his delight is indescribable and knows no bounds.”

– St. Maximos the Confessor, Four Hundred Texts on Love 1.13

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