THE IMPORTANCE OF LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR

Among the provisions in the Law of Holiness are these (Lev. 19:13,18): "Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him.... But thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Are these laws laid down for the sake of our neighbor only, or are they also for the sake of ourselves? Certainly for the sake of our neighbor we should love him and not wrong him, but for our own well-being, it is most essential that we be upright in our dealings with our fellow men.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy warns us (p. 449), "The wrong done another reacts most heavily against one's self."

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