Way thought for the day 17th November 2012 – For as we have many members in one body

For I say to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as the Brethren hath dealt to every man the measure of knowledge that he requires in order that he mightest live. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same mind nor the same ways and abilities, so we, being many, are one body in The Way, and every one members one of another.

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil. Cleave to that which is good. Be kindly-affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit, serving the Lords of the brotherhood of the Nazarenes. Be thou rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, distributing hospitality.

Protect thyselves against those who persecute you. Condemn not easily, for all are deserved of the right to put right that which they have done wrongly. Forgive not easily lest bad practice shall be encouraged. Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep not with them that weep, for it shall be of no assistance onto them. Better that thou assist in goodly and useful manner.

Be of the same mind one toward another: and where there is difference, converse, and learn one from the other until both see the light. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate, and raise them up. Be not wise in your own conceits: in such manner is a man destroyed.

Extract from The Hallowed Book of Man

(Chapter: In that Long-off Time)

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