hatred

For those who hate

For the men whose hearts are so full of envy, anger and hatred, they have become vile:

Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips is a fool (Pr 10:18).

The one who says he is in the light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness. The one who loves his brother abides in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes (1 Jn 2:9-11).

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him (1 Jn 3:15).

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar. For the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen (1 Jn 4:20).

“You are not wanted”

The above phrase is how traditionalist American Catholics are addressing non-traditionalist Catholics these days. In their hatred for the different other, a hatred that knows no bounds for those who do not think like them, these Catholics fail to realize that in rejecting their brethren with the above words, they are rejecting Christ Himself whom they so claim to love. Tertullian said that you would know Christians by their love for one another. The 21st century corollary to that is you will know traditionalist American Catholics by their hatred because it is the only thing that seems to reside in their hypocritical and prideful hearts. They have forgotten Christ’s words: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of Heaven.”