‘You have heard that the law says, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’
But I tell you, love your enemies.
Ask God to do good to those who trouble you.
In that way you will be sons of your Father in heaven
He makes his sun shine on both wrong and good people.
He lets the rain fall on people who do right and on people who do wrong.
If you love only those who love you, what reward will you get? Even the tax collectors do that.
Do you speak to your brothers only?
If so, you are not doing any better than other people.
Even people who do not believe in God do that.