It is easy to love people far away, very easy to think of the hungry people in India. You must see first that there is love at home and at your next-door neighbors and in the street you live in, in the town you live in and only then outside. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta (The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living) ~
Though we are one with all other believers in our spirit, we are entirely different from others in our souls and personalities. Because our personalities are so different, we are naturally attracted to some people and not attracted to others. This is not sinful. When dealing with all others, we must be patient and kind. When wronged, we must not even take what was done to us into account. Loving relationships are the foundation of the spiritual life. God made us different from one another, and therefore we have different likes and dislikes, and that is how it should be. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds must come together as one for the benefit of all mankind. To do this we must start with our friends, family and neighbors, and then expand out until we have created world-wide love.
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