baptize childThe Lord told us to love our enemies, so if someone claims to be a Christian and hates his brother, he is still dead in his sins…, because everyone is born in the darkness of sin and remains there until he is enlightened through Christ by the grace of baptism. But the person who comes to the font or to the Lord’s Supper with hatred towards his brother is still in the darkness, even if he thinks that he has been enlightened by God, nor can he get rid of the shadows of sin unless he begins to love.
Bede the Venerable
On 1 John