Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.Phillipians 2:3-4
In the year 165 A.D., the Roman Empire was hit by a pandemic that lasted for 15 years. This plague was so lethal that it killed as much as a full third of the entire population. The people were so frightened that family members would throw each other out on the street if one of them got infected, leaving them to die in literal piles of bodies on the side of the road. And then another pandemic just like it hit less than a hundred years later.
How did the earliest Christians respond to this terrifying plague that nobody knew how to cure?