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Beloved, we love God because
he first loved us.
If anyone says, “I love God,”
but hates his brother, he is a liar;
for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
This is the commandment we have from him:
Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

-1 Jn 4:19

Miles says he hates his brother but I know this isn’t true and I tell him so. He insists he hates his brother. He details for me that he loves me, he loves his dad, he loves his sister and his oldest brother, Chet but Henry, he says he hates.

I tell him that he is not allowed to hate Henry. He eyes me suspiciously. “But I do, I hate him. He’s mean to me and I hate him.” I tell him again, that in our house he is…

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