“He who hates God, hates everybody…”

This is a line I pondered in prayer last night, after an exceedingly tough day at work. It sounds simplistic. In fact, at first it sounds completely wrong, because on the surface we can refute it easily. But pray with it for a little while and it suddenly goes deep:

Since a stroke in 2001, Mother Angelica has been fairly quiet, speaking only when she has to. On March 22, 2006, one of the sisters asked Mother for a bit of wisdom. Without hesitating she said:

“He love loves God loves everybody. He who hates God hates everybody.”

(Taken from Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality, by Raymond Arroyo)

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  • TheodoreSeeber

    It makes sense, but it is something I have struggled with all of my life.

    Due to undiagnosed autism, I was unconsciously pushing people away for the first 30 years of my life. And wrongly blaming them for the push.

    And since every action has an equal and opposite reaction (Newton may have been simplistic, but the Hindu concept of Karma is quite real in the secular world) that push was met with such a mean and dehumanizing push back, that for many many years I’ve said “I have a great faith in God. In man, not so much”.

    Man’s inhumanity to man, is still my largest motivator. Mercy is nice, but justice is what I crave.


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