Family is such a big deal to God. He made it our business to love each other, royally. We are family, a body, a connected union of believers that make up the kingdom of God. And not only that, God want us connected with our actual family.
He says, don’t hide yourself from your own flesh. (Isa 58: 7) There are other commands that God makes for us to be descent and human to other people, but connecting with family is a big deal.
So what happens when you take care of your family, as well as taking care of the poor? Then your light shall break forth like the morning. Your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ (Isa 58:8)
Can you imagine? When the enemy comes against you, he can’t even see because the glory of the Lord is shining behind you. And the righteousness that you show actually goes ahead of you to clear the way. And, you’ll be healed!
There is so much behind the love that we need to show each other. Far more than overlooking petty differences. Try it and see what happens.