"Do to others as you would have them
do to you. For if you love those who love
you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners
love those who love themů But rather, love
your enemies and do good to them, and lend
expecting nothing back; then your reward
will be great and you will be children of
the Most High, for he himself is kind to
the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful,
just as (also) your Father is merciful. Stop
judging and you will not be judged. Stop
condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgivenů A good
person out of the store of goodness in his
heart produces good, but an evil person out
of a store of evil produces evil; for from
the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.
Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but not
do what I command?" (1)
May Our Lord teach us the path of true friendship
with Him and with one another.
1. Luke 6: 31,32,35-37,45-46
(c) Paul Buis, 2004