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Love thy Neighbor

MARK 12:28-34- AND ONE OF THE SCRIBES CAME UP AND HEARD THEM DISRUPTING WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND SEEING THAT HE ANSWERED THEM WELL, ASKED HIM, WHICH COMMANDMENT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL?  JESUS ANSWERED, THE MOST IMPORTANT IS, HEAR O ISRAEL: THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.  AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.  THE SECOND IS THIS: YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.  THERE IS NO OTHER COMMANDMENT GREATER THAN THESE.  AND THE SCRIBE SAID TO HIM, YOU ARE RIGHT, TEACHER.  YOU HAVE TRULY SAID THAT HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO OTHER BESIDES HIM.  AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE’S NEIGHBOR AS ONESELF, IS MUCH MORE THAN ALL WHOLE BURNT OFFERING AND SACRIFICES.  AND WHEN JESUS SAW THAT HE ANSWERED WISELY, HE SAID TO HIM, YOU ARE NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  

 

JOHN 13:34-35- A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE TO YOU, THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER: JUST AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, YOU ALSO ARE TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.  BY THIS ALL PEOPLE WILL THAT YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES.  IF YOU HAVE LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. 

 

LUKE 10:25-37- AND BEHOLD, A LAWYER STOOD UP TO PUT HIM TO THE TEST, SAYING, TEACHER, WHAT SHALL I DO TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE?  HE SAID TO HIM, WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW?  HOW DO YOU READ IT?  AND HE ANSWERED, YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.  AND HE SAID TO HIM, YOU HAVE ANSWERED CORRECTLY; DO THIS, AND YOU WILL LIVE.  BUT HE, DESIRING TO JUSTIFY HIMSELF, SAID TO JESUS, AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?  JESUS REPLIED, A MAN WAS GOING DOWN FROM JERUSALEM TO JERICHO, AND HE FELL AMONG ROBBERS, WHO STRIPPED HIM AND BEAT HIM AND DEPARTED, LEAVING HIM HALF DEAD.  NOW BY CHANCE A PRIEST WAS GOING DOWN THE ROAD, AND WHEN HE SAW HIM HE PASSED BY ON THE OTHER SIDE.  SO LIKEWISE A LEVITE , WHEN HE CAME TO THE PLACE AND SAW HIM, PASSED BY ON THE OTHER SIDE.  BUT A SAMARITAN, AS HE JOURNEYED, CAME TO WHERE HE WAS, AND WHEN HE SAW HIM, HE HAD COMPASSION.  HE WENT TO HIM AND BOUND UP HIS WOUNDS, POURING ON OIL AND WINE.  THEN HE SET HIM ON HIS ANIMAL AND BROUGHT HIM TO AN INN AND TOOK CARE OF HIM.  AND THE NEXT DAY HE TOOK  OUT TWO DENARII AND GAVE THEM TO THE INNKEEPER, SAYING, TAKE CARE OF HIM, AND WHATEVER MORE YOU SPEND, I WILL REPAY YOU WHEN I COME BACK.  WHICH OF THESE THREE, DO YOU THINK, PROVED TO BE A NEIGHBOR TO THE MAN WHO FELL AMONG THE ROBBERS?  HE SAID, THE ONE WHO SHOWED HIM MERCY.  AND JESUS SAID TO HIM, YOU GO, AND DO LIKEWISE.  

 

MATTHEW 5:43-48- YOU HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS SAID, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS AND HATE YOUR ENEMY.  BUT I SAY TO YOU.  LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOU, SO THAT YOU MAY BE SONS OF YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.  FOR HE MAKES HIS SUN RISE ON THE JUST AND ON THE UNJUST.  FOR IF YOU LOVE THOSE WHO LOVE YOU, WHAT REWARD DO YOU HAVE?  DO NOT EVEN THE TAX COLLECTORS DO THE SAME?  AND IF YOU GREET ONLY YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WHAT MORE ARE YOU DOING THAN OTHERS?  DO NOT EVEN THE GENTILES DO THE SAME?  YOU THEREFORE MUST BE PERFECT, AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT. 

 

ROMANS 12:14-21- BLESS THOSE WHO PERSECUTE; BLESS AND DO NOT CURSE THEM.  REJOICE WITH THOSE WHO REJOICE, WEEP WITH THOSE WHO WEEP.  LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ONE ANOTHER.  DO NOT BE HAUGHTY, BUT ASSOCIATE WITH THE LOWLY.  NEVER BE WISE IN YOUR OWN SIGHT.  REPAY NO ONE EVIL FOR EVIL, BUT GIVE THOUGHT TO DO WHAT IS HONORABLE IN THE SIGHT OF ALL.  IF POSSIBLE SO FAR AS IT DEPENDS ON YOU, LIVE PEACEABLY WITH ALL.  BELOVED, NEVER AVENGE YOURSELVES, BUT LEAVE IT TO THE WRATH OF GOD, FOR IT IS WRITTEN, VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY, SAYS THE LORD.  TO THE CONTRARY, IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED THEM; IF THEY ARE THIRSTY, GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO DRINK, FOR BY SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON THEIR HEAD.  DO NOT BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.