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How to Overcome Hatred

January 24, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Maximos the Confessor on overcoming hatred with prayer.

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There are few things more destructive than hatred—not only does it lead to violence, but it even does damage to our own physical, mental and spiritual health.

St. Maximos the Confessor tells us how to overcome hatred:

If you harbor rancor against anybody, pray for him and you will prevent the passion from being aroused; for by means of prayer you will separate your resentment from the thought of the wrong he has done you. When you have become loving and compassionate towards him, you will wipe the passion completely from your soul.

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