“Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” - Hebrews 13:1, 2.
As Jesus Christ, the greatest teacher that ever trod this earth, has taught us, we are duty-bound to help or show kindness to any person, of whatever nation or religion, he might be, as the Samaritan did. That is why the word neighbour, is defined, as not just the person living next door but anyone who needs our help - who could be someone we do not know. It is evident from the parable of the good Samaritan therefore that good neighbourliness requires that we should be willing to deny ourselves for the good of others, that we should play down, if not forget our differences. In other words, we must learn to do good to all men.
St. Paul stated: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men …” ( Galatians 6:10). The Bible also says, “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.” - Proverbs 3:27, 28.