Preaching Connection: Hatred

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“Hate” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith

“Hate is as all-absorbing as love, as irrational, and, in its own way, as satisfying.  As lovers thrive on the presence of the beloved, haters revel in encounters with the ones they hate.  They confirm them in all their darkest suspicions.  They add fuel to all their most burning animosities.” “The major difference between hating...

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