Jesus said, “Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye.”
Jesus said, “You see the mote in your brothers eye, but you do not see the beam in your own eye. When you cast the beam out
of your own eye, then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother’s eye.”
The Gospel of Thomas
Ordinary men look bright and intelligent, while I alone seem to be benighted. They look full of discrimination, while I alone am dull and confused. I seem to be carried about as on the sea, drifting as if I had nowhere to rest. All men have their spheres of action, while I alone seem dull and incapable, like a rude borderer. (Thus) I alone am different from other men, but I value the nursing-mother (the Tao).
Tao Te Ching
For the texts that tell of the identity of the Christ with His brother-men have been wrested into a legal substitution of Himself for them, and have thus been used as an escape from the results of sin, instead of as an inspiration to righteousness.