Misguided zeal is the turbulence of a malicious soul and reveals itself as jealousy, envy and hatred towards anybody who has something special. It’s motivated by loathing and wickedness and puts a blight on anything good. People who have misguided zeal want to sully everything that’s bright in people and envies those who have it. It hates people who are happy and desires their unhappiness, it rejoices if they fall and is pleased if disasters come upon them.
“Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis”