I am my brother’s keeper. I just want to keep him far away from me! The present furor and panic over a deadly disease that is poorly misunderstood has made it very easy to popularize a call for keeping those who come from epidemic zones as far away as possible from ‘the rest of us’.
This makes for great political debate and when coupled with righteous anger can make or break a career. We are hopefully turning the corner on this and can become Christian again. We are our brother’s keeper. We need to keep him close.
After all, Jesus touched and healed the unclean by using spit and mud.
Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?
Matthew 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
I am my brother’s keeper. I must keep him close to win him to Christ.