And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. … Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. … Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. … Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If you speak, you should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If you serve, you should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
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