A simple paraphrase for my church …

“If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.

“Love everyone. Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to even those who are thankful and wicked.

“You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” Luke 6:32-36 (paraphrased words in bold)

No other comments. Just words attributed to Jesus.

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1 Comment »

  1. societyvs Said:

    Some of my favorite passages – found also in Matthew (my favorite gospel). Yes, let us love those around us no matter who they are with no concern for our repayment (we may not get any thanks or love back for example). Let us also not love in a way that is manipulative – with an agenda attached…and since I don’t see that as part of Jesus’ reasoning I will also state this!


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