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Kosmas Aitolos: “We … ought to love our enemies and forgive them

8 June 2016

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“If a man insults me, kills my father, my mother, my brother, and then gouges out my eye, as a Christian it is my duty to forgive him. We who are pious Christians ought to love our enemies and forgive them. We ought to offer them food and drink, and entreat God for their souls. And then we should say: ‘My God, I beseech Thee to forgive me, as I have forgiven my enemies.’”

–  St. Kosmas Aitolos

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 8 June 2016 3:56 am

    Reblogged this on The Harlemite and commented:
    And there it is. The reminder that few of us want, because we so desire revenge.

    May the Saint’s words pierce us to our souls.

  2. Dave permalink
    8 June 2016 1:40 pm

    Reblogged this on Jordanfel's Blog.

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