"People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be happy.
Be full of joy at that time, because you have a great reward waiting for you in heaven. Their ancestors did the same things to the prophets.
"But how terrible it will be for you who are rich, because you have had your easy life.
How terrible it will be for you who are full now, because you will be hungry. How terrible it will be for you who are laughing now, because you will be sad and cry.
"How terrible when everyone says only good things about you, because their ancestors said the same things about the false prophets.
"But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who are cruel to you.
If anyone slaps you on one cheek, offer him the other cheek, too. If someone takes your coat, do not stop him from taking your shirt.
Give to everyone who asks you, and when someone takes something that is yours, don't ask for it back.
Do to others what you would want them to do to you.
If you love only the people who love you, what praise should you get? Even sinners love the people who love them.