While still a child I would pray for those who gave me offense. I used to pray, "O Lord, lay not sins on them because of me." But though I loved praying, I did not escape sin. Still, The Lord remembered not my sins, and gave me to love people, and my soul longs for the whole world to be saved and dwell in the Kingdom of Heaven, and see the glory of The Lord, and delight in the love of God.
I judge by my own case: if The Lord so loved me, it must mean that He loves all sinners in the same measure as He loves me.
O love of God, no power can describe it, for it is immeasurably great and wonderful.
These are the profound words of St Silouan the Athonite. His words of love filled my heart and made me reflect on the simple truth he expresses in these few sentences. How can we have hate for our brothers and sisters of this world when we know how God loves us? Truly, God loves all His creation, each and every person, just as He loves us.
Reference: St Silouan the Athonite, by Archimandrite Sophrony, pp 270-271