And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners do that!
And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount!
No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward, and you will be children of the Most High God. For he is good to the ungrateful and the wicked. 1
References for Luke 6:35
+26.35 Si 4.10, 11.
Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.
"Do not judge others, and God will not judge you; do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others, and God will forgive you.
Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands - all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you."
And Jesus told them this parable: "One blind man cannot lead another one; if he does, both will fall into a ditch. 2
No pupils are greater than their teacher; but all pupils, when they have completed their training, will be like their teacher. 3
References for Luke 6:40
6.40 Mt 10.24, 25; Jn 13.16; 15.20.
"Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but pay no attention to the log in your own eye?
How can you say to your brother, "Please, brother, let me take that speck out of your eye,' yet cannot even see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
"A healthy tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a poor tree bear good fruit.