I love the words of Paul, the Apostle, found in the twelfth chapter of Romans. Here is an excerpt from this chapter:
“…I say…to every man…not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think….
“Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love…fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer…given to hospitality.
“Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but … [conforming willingly with the humble]. Be not wise in your own conceits.
“…Avenge not yourselves….If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink….
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Paul sets a high standard for the disciple of Christ to strive to live by.