United States Conference of Secular institutes


St. John Chrysostom

Luke 6:27-38

Suppose the gospel was paraphrased according to the world’s standards: do evil to those who hate you; curse those who curse you and maltreat those who maltreat you. When someone slaps you on the cheek, knock him out with all you’ve got. When someone takes your coat, sue him. Don’t give to anyone who begs from you; they’ll be back for more. If you lend to someone be sure to charge interest and a high one at that. Whatever you do don’t be compassionate because they’ll take advantage of you. We cannot put limits on our love. Loving our enemies can be done. Do we have the guts to do as Jesus did?