These verses invite us to think beyond our familial bonds. We have “brothers and sisters” all around us suffering every kind of hardship. They may not be blood relatives, but they are in need. And as Christians, we are called to do more than wish them a good day.
We are the hands of God, the eyes, the ears of God. When we see people in need, we must respond with whatever aid we can provide. It includes good wishes, it includes prayer, it includes offering whatever practical support we can provide.
Our brothers and sisters are everywhere. Wish them peace and a good meal and a warm place to lay their head, and then help make those things happen.
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