For it is always he who asks that receives, he who seeks that finds, and he who knocks that has the door opened to him.
What man is there among you, who if his son shall ask him for bread will offer him a stone?
Or if the son shall ask him for a fish will offer him a snake?
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Everything, therefore, be it what it may, that you would have men do to you, do you also the same to them; for in this the Law and the Prophets are summed up.
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad the road which leads to ruin, and many there are who enter by it;
because narrow is the gate and contracted the road which leads to Life, and few are those who find it.
"Beware of the false teachers--men who come to you in sheep's fleeces, but beneath that disguise they are ravenous wolves.
By their fruits you will easily recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thorns or figs from brambles?
Just so every good tree produces good fruit, but a poisonous tree produces bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a poisonous tree good fruit.