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February, 2018

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“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.” - 1 Corinthians 10:23, 24.

Comment:

We should strive to do everything possible to help and support one another, even if it means avoiding some actions or words that, ordinarily, are not sinful, but which could dampen the faith of our neighbour.  “Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.” (1Corinthians 8:13)

Also, we could strengthen the bonds among us by joining organisations that work for the common good, both within the Church and in the community. Within the Church we could join Bible Study Groups, Discoursers' Groups, Charity Groups, Sisters' Groups and so on. In the community there are organisations, ethnic group associations, co-operative societies, etc, whose objectives are to promote human welfare. When people see themselves as belonging to one another and that their well being is tied to the well being of another, they will gladly practise the concept of good neighbourliness. St. Paul declared: “Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification”. (Romans 15:2) We are moreover enjoined: “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others”. “Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth” – Phillippians 2:4

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