“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.
Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them.
And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that.
And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full.
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
GNT … If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!’
Consider this, if you only fellowship with people that you loved & got on with, you would never leave your house; if you only associated with people that you loved & agreed with, you would still be living in your mothers womb; to receive God’s blessings and have your Prayers answered, you must love your Family, your biological Brothers & Sisters, your Parents, your Cousins, your Neighbours, your Work associates and everyone in-between; but especially the Poor, the Naked, the sick, the Widows, the orphans by supporting a Christian Charity that has Jesus as its icon.
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