Jesus, friend of sinners,
you call us to love our enemies,
to do good to those who hate us,
to bless those who curse us,
and pray for those who treat us badly.
Gospel Reading - The Golden Rule
6“Don’t give holy things to depraved men. Don’t give pearls to swine! They will trample the pearls and turn and attack you.
12“Do for others what you want them to do for you. This is the teaching of the laws of Moses in a nutshell.a
13“Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hellb is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. 14But the Gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.. . . . .Matthew 7:6,12-14
- Literally, “This is the law and the prophets.”
- Literally, “The way that leads to destruction.”
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.