Brothers and Sisters

Am I my brother’s keeper? Genesis 4:9


Because I held upon my selfish, road,

And left my brother wounded by the way,

And called ambition duty, and pressed on –

O Lord, I do repent – Sarah Williams

A.P. Stanley asks, “How many are the sufferers who have fallen against misfortunes along the wayside of life?” Too many, I say. All of us at one time or the other, I say.

But what about the times when Providence throws these sufferers in our path. When we see them from a distance or come upon them suddenly — what happens? Is our business or pleasure interrupted or delayed by their presence, and we become irritated? Do we hurry by and are we troubled at all? It is at that moment the question is posed – “Who is your neighbor?” The answer is always — our neighbor is the sufferer, whoever, wherever, and whatsoever he/she be. Whether we hear the cries of distress and act or not, or see the one in our path whom it is in our power to help and stop or keep going  — he, she, stranger or enemy be, — he/she is our neighbor.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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