Love your neighbor as yourself…

“In vain we shall search the world before Christ for this kind of outlook of man on his fellow man; we shall find it neither in Plato, who speaks nobly of Eros, nor in the treatises of Aristotle and Cicero on friendship nor even in the writings of the Stoics. In none of these will we find the kind of respect for the person of one’s neighbor that can only be established as a principle for the first time by the Christian revelation. … But should the source of God’s gracious involvement fall into oblivion, then sooner or later the face of the person will become indistinct, and he will sink back once more into mere anonymity.”

– Hans Urs von Balthasar
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