6818. Exodus 3
THE DOCTRINE OF CHARITY
With respect to the Neighbor, more must be said, because without knowing who the neighbor is, no one can know in what way charity must be practiced.
In the preface to the preceding chapter it was said that every man is the neighbor, but not one in like manner as another; and that he who is in good is more the neighbor than others, thus that it is the good in a man which is to be loved; for when good is loved, the Lord is loved, because it is the Lord from whom is good, who is in good, and who is good itself.