“If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also” (1 John 4:20-21)
Never believe what a man says about love,
If he segregates himself from a brother
Of any color or race,
For there is no fear in love.
Perfect love casteth out all fear
Because fear hath torment.
How can one say he loves God
And believes in equality,
While at the same time he is tormented
By the fear of a brother
He mistrusts or dislikes?
If a man cannot love his brother
Whom he can see,
How can he love God
Who is unseen?
God has commanded men everywhere
To love his brother
As God has loved him—
For God is love.