bear with one another's infirmities, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
I add, we that are better inform'd ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not study our own pleasure.
a new commandment I give unto you, "that ye love one another; that you would have the same love for one another as I have had for you."
to those who are without the law, as without that law, (not as being under no law to God, but as under the law to Christ) that I might gain those who are without the law.
and we exhort you, brethren, reprove the disorderly, comfort the pusillanimous, support the weak, and be patient toward all men.
If, agreeably to the scriptures, you observe that royal law, "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy self," you do well.
besides, 'tis a commandment we have receiv'd from him, that he who would love God, must love his brother also.
whereby was fulfilled what Esaias the prophet said, "Himself took our infirmities, and bare, our diseases."
take my yoke upon you, and learn to be meek like me, and of an humble temper: and ye shall enjoy tranquillity of mind.
but Jesus said, wo unto you likewise, doctors of the law; for you load men with insupportable burthens, the least part of which you will not yourselves bear:
if I then, tho' lord and master, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
for the christian dispensation of a spiritual life has set me free from the legal state of sin and death.
for, brethren, you have been called to liberty. only abuse not this freedom as a pretext to vice, but in offices of love be as servants one to another.
he himself cancel'd our sins by the crucifixion of his body, that we being set free from sin, might live in the service of virtue. it is by his bruises that you were healed:
however, it is really, in effect, a new commandment I write unto you, with respect to you: because the darkness is past, and things now appear in their true light.