It comes naturally, and therefore easily for most of us: we feel less responsible for the well-being of a person or group of persons, the less well-known they are to us. If they are total strangers, then the sense of obligation we experience toward them is apt to be nil. In the worldview inspired by Jesus, the disciple knows no strangers, only brothers. How much safer would it be, living in our suburbs if routinely ignored and avoided folk felt were treated as if they were part of the family of man.
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