My Brother’s Keeper Test

If your brother asked you to sacrifice your other brother – would you?

If your parents (or parent) asked you to sacrifice your brother – would you?

If the church asked you to sacrifice your brother – would you?

If the gov’t asked you to sacrifice your brother – would you?

What if any or all of them were sanctioned by God – would you re-consider?

What if God asked you to sacrifice your brother – would you?

If science/the law said the world was better without your brother – would you oblige?

If someone held a gun to your head and said ‘it’s you or your brother’…would you then?

How much do you love your brother? Treat the citizens of the world as if they are your brother.

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9 thoughts on “My Brother’s Keeper Test

  1. For my feminist friends:
    If your sister asked you to sacrifice your other sister – would you?

    If your parents (or parent) asked you to sacrifice your sister – would you?

    If the church asked you to sacrifice your sister – would you?

    If the gov’t asked you to sacrifice your sister – would you?

    What if any or all of them were sanctioned by God – would you re-consider?

    What if God asked you to sacrifice your sister – would you?

    If science/the law said the world was better without your sister – would you oblige?

    If someone held a gun to your head and said ‘it’s you or your sister ’…would you then?

    How much do you love your sister ? Treat the citizens of the world as if they are your sister.

  2. your call is straight out of the gospels, as i understand them. it’s so hard to do this because we’re used to trying to perserve the self. as soon as we put the other first everything clicks. if my brother/sister wins, then i do.

  3. “The one challenge I have with this analogy is that my Brother wasnt very Brotherly” (John)

    Well, that’s the challenge ain’t it? You can react in violence (of one sort or another) to that brother – which I point out quite clearly…I think we all have many choices towards those around us. But it really takes some serious work to treat even those that unwarranting of such compassion with that compassion. I find it works.

  4. If your brother was a feminist would you sacrifice him on the altar of political correctness..

    If your other brother didn’t make any sense sometimes, wouldn’t it be good to give him some of the most common kind…

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