Pretending not to see the brothers



Beloved, when you meet a brother, whom you know, in the market place or on the train or on the bus or in the street, do not pretend you do not see him, as some do because they are ashamed to greet him (saying Peace unto you! and giving him a holy kiss before the unbelievers). Rather, you should go to him with joy and greet him brotherly and ask him how he is and you should also begin to talk with him about the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. Do not pretend you do not see him, for such a behaviour grieves your brother and dishonors the Word of God.