Quote of the day: “Love the sinner, hate the sin”

“So the man who lives according to God, and not according to man, should be a lover of good, and therefore a hater of evil. And since no one is evil by nature, but whoever is evil is evil by vice, whoever lives according to God should hold a perfect hatred toward evil men. He should not hate the man because of his vice, or love the vice because of the man. Instead, he should hate the vice and love the man. Once the vice is cursed, all that should be loved will remain, and nothing should be hated.”

Saint Augustine in City of God

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