September 13, 2012, Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Luke   6: 27-38

6:27 But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.
6:28 Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who slander you.
6:29 And to him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your coat, do not withhold even your tunic.
6:30 But distribute to all who ask of you. And do not ask again of him who takes away what is yours.
6:31 And exactly as you would want people to treat you, treat them also the same.
6:32 And if you love those who love you, what credit is due to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
6:33 And if you will do good to those who do good to you, what credit is due to you? Indeed, even sinners behave this way.
6:34 And if you will loan to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is due to you? For even sinners lend to sinners, in order to receive the same in return.
6:35 So truly, love your enemies. Do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return. And then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and to the wicked.
6:36 Therefore, be merciful, just as your Father is also merciful.
6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: a good measure, pressed down and shaken together and overflowing, they will place upon your lap. Certainly, the same measure that you use to measure out, will be used to measure back to you again.”


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