We are in touch with some family members but let others slide by the wayside. We might be related on paper, but we are not best buds for sure.
Are there relatives you entertain just because Mom asked or Dad likes to visit with them? That makes this verse a bit hard to take doesn’t it?
Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another. (Romans 12:10, AMP)
As usual, God’s word gets to the core of the problem.