“The love of people is twofold: the first - love of mind and will, and the second - love that involves the fleshly part of human nature, i.e., embraces life that relies on the senses and passions. Christians should love all their neighbours with their minds and wills. Love of the heart ... is the inclination of the soul and of the whole human nature, which is not subjected to the order of the will. It is the love that people naturally feel to those closest to them. "
"Christianity, dear, is love, just as the Gospel is a science of love."
"It is known that love cannot go along with hate, because the more narrowed hate is the more it makes some kind of selfishness of love."
"Let young people understand that love of enemies, contained in the commandment of love of neighbor, does not resist love of the homeland. One can hate the injustices that their enemies inflict on our people, yet people must love everything. It is possible and necessary for our people to defend against injustice, but to condemn all revenge and hatred."