“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ’It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” — Acts 20:35
All Christians are brethren. When one suffers–the others should share the pain. Fortunate people should not forget the unfortunate people. There are some of God’s other children who are sick–while you are well; some who are hungry or cold–while you have plenty of bread and are warmly clad; some who are in sorrow–while you have joy; some who are orphaned and homeless–while you have home and friends. You, in your comfort and gladness, should not forget those who are in adversity. Keep your heart open toward them. Watch for opportunities to do good to them.
Remember what Jesus said about the judgment day–that the places on his right hand will be for those who have fed the hungry, given drink to the thirsty, clothed the naked, visited the sick, the perishing, and the suffering, and that to these he will say, “Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren–you have done it unto me!”