1 John 2:7-11 (NIV1984) “Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.”
Hate comes in many forms and is often disguised with clever justifications shrouded in religious terminology. We need to be clear that true faith works by love! Christ exhorts us to love our enemies, and we need to be careful not to allow any hatred to dwell in our hearts, walk-in Love!!!!
Bishop Michael Reid