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Are we our brother's/sister's keeper?

We have been told to mind our business or know our place, but in a society where we are so interconnected that each action we make has consequence on individuals we know and do not know are we responsible for all. This question does not pertain just to our own country since even now the actions of other countries may have a significant impact on your own country. Is it our civic or spiritual duty to take care of those around us and go further to make sure that our brothers and sisters live life to the fullest of their potential? Why or why not is it our responsibility to look out for or take care of other members of society?

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    Nov 28 2012: It depends on whether you want war or peace. When people's needs are not met, they won't just sit and die. They will fight to live a good life. A helping hand can make the difference.

    The trick is how do you help them? As Fritzie says, some don't want help, and some will take advantage. So we must differentiate between help that is productive and help that is wasted.

    I say it IS our SPIRITUAL duty to take care of those around us AND go further to make sure that our brothers and sisters live life to the fullest of their potential. We not only want them to live, we want them to take charge of their potential and put it to good use. That requires spiritual understanding on our part. A good leader knows how to encourage and motivate for the good of all.

    The King of Kings told us that we should love our neighbor as ourselves. He was the prince of peace. I believe him.

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