Love your Neighbor – What does this actually mean?

According to Emanuel Swedenborg, author of True Christianity, published in the 18th century, it goes beyond the common definition of one human helping another. He writes;

charity2“Surely everyone understands that loving many people in a group involves more love for our neighbor than loving an individual member of the group. Therefore smaller and larger communities are also our neighbor, because they are a plurality of people. It follows that someone who loves a community loves the individuals who are part of that community; someone who wishes a community well and gives benefit to it cares for its individuals.” Read More.

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