Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. … Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
If we say we love God yet hate a brother or sister, we are liars. … For if we do not love a fellow believer, whom we have seen, we cannot love God, whom we have not seen. And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love one another.
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. … I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning … that we love one another.
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