Its bad... Its really really bad.
I am angry. I am outraged by what these people teach, their antisemitism, and by the way some of them have used our Holy Icons to substantiate their perverted, heretical, shameful teachings. I know I am using strong language here and I can't get into specifics with it. Suffice it to say that I do not use those words lightly.
Rather than argue with anyone, I will turn inward and upward for strength and stability. I will dive into the Holy Scriptures with gusto. I will keep every appointment to pray that I possibly can. I will fill my mind and heart with the sounds and teachings of the Holy Orthodox Church. I will take an extra moment to gaze through our icons, reaching past them to the person whom they represent, begging their prayers... because, if I'm honest with myself, I hate these teachings and I am angry at those who promote it. I do not love them. And yet, I am reminded of St. Maximos the Confessor who said:
“Be as eager as you can to love every man, but if you cannot do this, at least do not hate anyone [which] you cannot do unless you scorn the things of this world”I'm not sure I can love these people. I'm not sure I want to. Not even the cool Christian "Jesus loves everyone" kind of love... cuz believe it or not, I'm not sure I like the fact that Jesus loved Hitler and Stalin, who between them, killed more than 16,000,000 people in the 20th Century. I don't understand that, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. After all, He is God and He is, in many ways, beyond understanding.
And so, I will ask for God's mercy to fall upon me and upon us all, for we are so in need.