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Do not even the tax-gatherers as much ? And if you show courtesy only to your friends, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the heathen do as much ? You must therefore become perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.
"Therefore, whatever you wish that men should do to you, do even so to them."
THE PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY HAPPY
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called the sons of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted because of their right­eousness,
For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are you when you are reviled, persecuted, and falsely maligned because of loyalty to me;
Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so the prophets were persecuted who came before
you."
JESUS SENDS OUT THE FIRST MISSIONARIES
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news about the Kingdom of God, and healing all kinds of diseases and weaknesses. At sight of the crowds, troubled and scattered like sheep without a shepherd, he
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