9 Don’t let love be a mere outward show. Recoil from what is evil, and cling to what is good. 10 Love each other devotedly and with brotherly love; and set examples for each other in showing respect. 11 Don’t be lazy when hard work is needed, but serve the Lord with spiritual fervor. 12 Rejoice in your hope, be patient in your troubles, and continue steadfastly in prayer. 13 Share what you have with God’s people, and practice hospitality.
Today I am echoing what others have said before, if the body of believers is to be effective in this world then we have to change how we treat each other. Why would non-believers want to join us if they are going to be treated as they already are by others. Until they see us actually love one another, care for each other’s needs, and support each other as Sha”ul tells us in Romans there will be no change in the uselessness of the greater body of believers. God please save us from ourselves.