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St. Maximus on Love

The one who loves God cannot help but love also every man as himself even though he is displeased by the passions of those who are not yet purified. Thus when he sees their conversion and amendment, he rejoices with an unbounded and unspeakable joy.

The one who fears the Lord always has humility as his companion and through its promptings is led to divine love and thanksgiving. For he recalls his former wordly life and different transgressions and the temptations bedeviling him from his youth, and how the Lord delivered him from all these things and made him pass from this life of passion to a divine life. And so with fear he recieves love as well, ever thankful with deep humility to the benefactor and pilot of our life.

St. Maximus, Four Hundred Chapters on Love


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