Relationships Through Faith

“Faith lives, breathes and has its being in the world of relationships, in the respect we pay our marriage partner, the steadfastness with which we bring up our children, and the way we extend the feeling of family to embrace neighbours and strangers in acts of hospitality and kindness. ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ ‘Love the stranger.’ The familiarity of these commands should not blind us to their strangeness. The Greeks would have found them unintelligible. Strangers, to them, were barbarians. Every morality contains a principle of justice. Unique to Abrahamic faith is the centrality of love.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 9, p. 151