Love can never be an offense to Christ.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Say to those that hate and curse you, You are our brothers!
- Theophilus of Antioch
But my true brothers are those who rejoice for me in their hearts when they find good in me, and grieve for me when they find sin. They are my true brothers, because whether they see good in me or evil, they love me still.
- Saint Augustine, Confessions