This way of life is concrete and essential. It alone could create a different society, one richer in brotherly love and solidarity.
This way of living was part of a mandate given to Christians in Asia Minor. These communities had succeeded in establishing peace between Jews and Gentiles, the two peoples that up to then represented a divided humanity.
Unity, brought by Christ, needs to always be revived and translated into concrete social actions that are inspired entirely by mutual love. In this word of life we find specific pointers on how our relationships should be:
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.”