The True Brotherhood
If I don’t see you practice that blessed brotherly spirit that I preach to you constantly. I’ll remind you of those loving words of St. John: “ My dear children, let us love not in word, neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth.”
The power of charity! If you live that blessed brotherly spirit, your mutual weakness will also be a support to keep you upright in the fulfillment of duty—just as in a house of cards, one card supports the other.
Those clashes with the world’s selfishness will make you appreciate much more the fraternal charity of your brother-apostles.
I think it is all right for you to feel concern for your brothers--there is no better proof of your mutual love. Take care, however, to keep your worries from degenerating into anxiety.
“Greet all the saints. All the saints send you greetings. To all the saints who are at Ephesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Phillippi.” What a moving name—saints!—the early Christians used to address one another! Learn how to treat your brothers."
(Excerpted from The Way by St. Jose Maria Escriva)
1 Machabees 12:10
Chose rather to send to you to renew the brotherhood and friendship, lest we should become strangers to you altogether: for there is a long time passed since you sent to us.
As Four Men brothers it is essential to stay in touch every once in a while to maintain the brotherhood(about once every two months). As a Big Brother don't forget to email/facebook or send a real letter or phone call if no email is available to keep the brotherhood, you will never regret it and the insights from the fellowship will help you stay the course.
1 Machabees 12:17
And we have commanded them to go also to you, and to salute you, and to deliver you our letters, concerning the renewing of our brotherhood.
See they used letters to renew the brotherhood, now we have email but the principal remains, stay in touch, stay in the brotherhood of the Four Men. Stay in the brotherhood of Jesus.
Loving one another with the charity of brotherhood, with honor preventing one another.
The charity which binds us to the One God, we honor each other in love and help us to stay the course.
1 Thessalonians 4:9
But as touching the charity of brotherhood, we have no need to write to you: for yourselves have learned of God to love one another.
The brotherhood is a brotherhood of Love. Keep it so that we have no need to write to you. Learn of God to love one another.
Let the charity of the brotherhood abide in you.
You get what you give, Give much love and you will receive much love. Love will abide in you.
1 Peter 2:17
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
Of course, Love the brotherhood.
1 Peter 3:8
And in fine, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, modest, humble:
2 Peter 1:7
And in godliness, love of brotherhood; and in love of brotherhood, charity.
And Again, love the brotherhood.
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