Am I My Brother's Keeper? -- Yes, I am.
Galatians 6:2 "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ" (KJV).
We never know how our input in someone else's life will change the course of their direction. What happens to my brother affects me in the long run.
Even though the words were not actually said, on a communion Sunday at church a few years ago I heard these words from my pastor, "the night in which we betrayed Him", instead of "the night in which He was betrayed" ... We are all Cain's in a way as we are all guilty of bringing death to our Brother, Jesus. I have no doubt that had we been in the crowd before Pilate we would have denied having known Him, as Peter did, and would have joined in the chant, "crucify Him!". Thanks be to God that in our death sentence our blood can call out to Him as Abel's did and through the sacrifice of our crucified Lord He is gracious to save! Thank you for these words, Thomas - they gave me reason to ponder and pray :)