Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.
Know Your Neighbor - Study World Religions
Sometimes the biggest barrier to reaching our neighbors, especially immigrant neighbors, is fear of the unknown. One great way to break down that barrier is to do a little study about their cultural and religious background. Biblical Training just made public their three courses on World Religions (Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism). These are free courses that you can download for use in a small group, nurture program cohort, or for personal understanding. May they serve as barrier breakers in your life and witness to the global population all around us.