Am I my brother’s keeper?

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It seems that in our day and age so many are not concerned with the lives and conditions in which others live. Man is going about trying to take care of his own family. Some feel that others can take care of themselves and their families without outside interference or even help. The virus has kept many families from even visiting one another. But what would our Lord tell us to do? 

“Am I my brother’s keeper?” has become cliché. But it is from the Bible, in Genesis 4:9, KJV. When Cain killed his brother Abel, God asked him where his brother was. He replied flippantly, “Am I my brother’s keeper?

This came to be used as a denial of responsibility for anyone other than the person speaking. But often it is also reversed to express the need for all people to feel a call for the protection of our fellow man.

As members of this Holy Order, we are our brother’s keepers. This week let us reach out to someone else who may need our help or guidance. We will be blessed.


Sir Stan St. Clair, Priory of the Risen King, Commandery of St. Francis                                                                                                

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