27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34
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. 35 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 children of the
Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
The human mind is fascinating, because
When something works into our conscience,
we say, "This is boring."
When we are afraid to use something,
we say, "This is useless."
When we don't like the fact that we are inferior to someone,
we say, "I don't need your lecture."
When something appears true but threatens us,
we say, "This is senseless."
When we want to feel smart but know we aren't,
we say, "I know you are a bla, bla, bla... (negative)."
When we know that we are wrong but can't admit it,
we say, "You think you are the only one right."
When our minds turn mad,
we say, "You are mad."
but not always.
Inspired by this on November 2nd 2011