"Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of the Son of Man! 123
Be glad when that happens and dance for joy, because a great reward is kept for you in heaven. For their ancestors did the very same things to the prophets. 224
"But how terrible for you who are rich now; you have had your easy life!
"How terrible for you who are full now; you will go hungry! "How terrible for you who laugh now; you will mourn and weep!
"How terrible when all people speak well of you; their ancestors said the very same things about the false prophets.
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.
If anyone hits you on one cheek, let him hit the other one too; if someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well.
Give to everyone who asks you for something, and when someone takes what is yours, do not ask for it back.
Do for others just what you want them to do for you. 332
"If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!