Bernard [of Clairvaux] did not stop with love for God or Christ, he insisted also that the Christian must love his neighbors, including even his enemies. Not necessarily that he must feel affection for them — that is not always possible in this life, though it will be in heaven — but that he must treat them as love dictates, doing always for others what he would that they should do for him.

Arthur Cushman "A. C." McGiffert (1861-1933) American religious historian, theologian
A History of Christian Thought
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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