This is about the importance of loyalty to family and friends. A lack of it is devastating to all relationships affected.
I have been told that sin is anything that separates us from God. An extension of that might be that evil is what harms relationships not only with God, but among humankind.
The Ten Commandments are all about relationships. Many are about what not to do to other people – kill, steal, bear false witness, commit adultery, and covet. Why not? Such actions hurt others. One could say those commandments are about avoiding evil.
Jesus boiled them down to the two greatest commandments. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” That is about our relationship with God. The second is about other people. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two “rest all the law and the prophets.”
Similarly, the Golden Rule is about human relations. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” So is that…
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