The Unique Model


From Brother Charles' chapel in Beni-AbbesFrom Brother Charles' chapel in Beni-Abbes

LOVE OF ONE'S NEIGHBOUR

The second commandment resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. (Matthew 22:39)

You have only one master, and you are all brothers (Matthew 23:8-9)

Yes, God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son (John 3:16)

He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him. (John 6:56)

If anyone loves me he will keep my word and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him. (John 14:23)

I tell you solemnly in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me. I tell you solemnly in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me. (Matthew 25:40-45)

I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. (John 13:34)

That they may be one as we are one. (John 17:22)

May they be so completely one that the world will realize that it was you who sent me. (John 17:23)

Do not judge.

Do not condemn. (Luke 6:37)

Forgive. (Mark 11:25)

And the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given (Matthew 7:2)

But I say this to you: offer the wicked man no resistance (Matthew 5:39)

On the contrary, if anyone hits you on the right cheek, offer him the other as well.

If a man takes you to law and would have your tunic, let him have your cloak as well (Matthew 5:40)

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you (Luke 6:27)

In the same way your light must shine in the sight of men, so that, seeing your good works, they may give the praise to your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

So ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. (Matthew 9:37)

And pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44)

So always treat others as you would like them to treat you. (Matthew 7:21)

Happy the Peacemakers. (Matthew 5:9)

Happy the Merciful. (Matthew 5:7)

Give to everyone who asks you, and do not ask for your property back from the man who robs you. (Luke 6:30)

I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me. Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you? And the king will answer, I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me. Then he will say to those on his left hand, Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me? Then it will be their turn to ask, Lord when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help? Then he will answer, I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me. And they will go away to the eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life. (Matthew 25:35-46)

Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me. (Mark 9:37)

If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then I tell you solemnly, He will most certainly not lose his reward.(Matthew 10:42)

Then he said to his host: When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not ask your friends, brothers, relations, or rich neighbours, for fear they repay your courtesy by inviting you in return. No, when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; that they cannot pay you back means that you are fortunate, because your payment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again. (Luke 10: 12-14)

You received without charge, give without charge. (Matthew 10:8)

He called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases, and He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. (Luke 9:1-2)

And He said to them, Go out to the whole world, proclaim the good news to all creation. (Mark 16:15)

This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:12-13)

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. (John 15:9)

I have sent them into the world and for their sake I consecrate myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth. (John 17:19)

I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you. (John 13:15)

Just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)

Jesus made a tour through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing all kinds of diseases and sickness. (Matthew 9:35)

Then he put his arms around them, laid his hands upon them and gave them his blessing. (Mark 10:16)

Stop crying; she is not dead, but asleep.(Luke 8:52)

Woman, why are you weeping? (John 20:15)

Why are you upsetting the woman? (Matthew 26:10)

I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already. (Luke 12:49)

I am the good Shepherd. (John 10:11)

The good Shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. (John 10:11)

He had always loved those who were his in the world, but now he showed how perfect his love was. (John 13:1)

And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. Take it, he said, This is my body. Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, "This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many. (Mark 14:22-24)

On that day you will understand that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you. (John 14:20)

I pray not only for these, but for those also who through their words will believe in me. (John 17:20-21)

Jesus said to Him, My friend, do what you are here for. (Matthew 26:50)

And touching the man's ear he healed him. (Luke 22:51)

I have told you that I am he, replied Jesus. If I am the one you are looking for, let these others go. (John 18:8)

Jesus said, Father forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.(Luke 23:34)