And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. (Luke 15:29)
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All, therefore, that need aid have a right to ask for it from their fellow men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
We are members of one great body planted by nature in a mutual love, and fitted for a social life. We must consider that we were born for the good of the whole.
However degraded or wretched a fellow mortal may be, he is still a member of our common species.
Brotherhood is not so wild a dream as those, who profit by postponing it, pretend.
Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass.
We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools. Racial injustice is still the black man’s burden and the white man’s shame. The government must certainly share the guilt, the individual must share the guilt, and even the church must share the guilt.
Feed the hungry and visit the sick, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.
It is easier to love humanity than to love one’s neighbor.
We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together like brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.