No, not charitable works toward the poor, which our non-Catholic brothers and sisters support in great abundance with gifts of their wealth, time and spirit—charity toward their fellow Christians.
I ask the question simply because since becoming Catholic, the constant call of the Church and my Catholic brothers and sisters is to charity of the spirit toward our non-Catholic brothers and sisters.
This is something with which I frankly struggle, being of an argumentative disposition. In asking this question, I am in no way claiming that I do not struggle with this.
The reason I ask is because we have a number of non-Catholic posters who do not show much indication that they take Christ’s commands in this regard to be binding at all.
This is surely not confined to non-Catholics, I cite my own case as damning evidence of lack of Christian charity.
What it makes me wonder is if emphasis is placed upon this principle within the non-Catholic faith communities. I can say that of all the non-Catholic communities of which I’ve been a part, it was my United Methodist Church pastor who unfailingly called us to such charity and who never violated the principle.
What do you think?