18 Tuesday 03-17
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?
For even sinners love those who love them.
33 If you do good to those who do good to you,
what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive,
what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners,
to receive as much again.
35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.
Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High;
for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
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;
38 give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over,
will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
Let your love and mercy know no bounds;
for which among you deserves God’s gifts less than you do?