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In any community, one desirable...

Redwood Journal

In any community, one desirable goal is that of good fellowship, a feeling of tolerance and neighborliness among the local residents and business interests. The desirability and value of this goal is apparent in the "Knowyour-neighbor" movements which are being encouraged in connection with Civilian Defense activities. It seems to be accepted that as neighbors get better acquainted, their feeling of friendliness and mutual helpfulness will be increased and likewise their usefulness to the community.

Perhaps no single unit is so well equipped to encourage a better understanding among members of a community as the churches. What religion does not teach brotherly love? How can any followers of the master Christian strive for anything short of this goal?

Before bringing to a conclusion the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus specifically teaches, "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Jesus also said, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

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December 26, 1942

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