St. Theophan the Recluse: Love covers a multitude of sins . . .St. Theophon the Recluse, Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers / By Orthodox Church Quotes Leave a reply “Love covers a multitude of sins,” (I Pet. 4:8). That is, for love towards one’s neighbor, God forgives the sins of the one who loves.” — St. Theophan the Recluse, Letters, VI.949 Related posts: St. Peter of Damaskos: If we are not willing to sacrifice this temporal life, or perhaps even the life to come, for the sake of our neighbor . . . St. Tikhon of Zadonsk: Do we forgive our neighbours their trespasses? . . . St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Your accumulated offenses do not surpass . . . St. John of Kronstadt: Avoid by every means occasions, causes, and words that produce enmity . . .