As was said: I was hungry and you gave me no food. I was thirsty and you gave me no drink. I was a stranger and you gave me no welcome. I was without even clothes and you gave me nothing. I was sick and you gave me no care. I was imprisoned and you gave me no solace. Then they will say, Lord, when did we see you hungry, thirsty, as a stranger, unclothed, sick, or imprisoned? Then He will answer them, saying: Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you gave not to the least of my brethren, you gave not to me. And these hard-hearted will go into everlasting punishment while the givers go into eternal life.
As was also said:
Blessed are those in distress, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the gentle, for this world shall be theirs.
Blessed are those that crave goodness, for they shall be satiated.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive what they sow.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are the descendants of God.
Blessed are those harassed for spreading God’s love, for their sanctuary awaits.
Those spreading this message are beacons to the perfection that lies beyond this world, so shine brightly and let this path be known. And do not reject the rules of old, but follow and surpass them.
For instance, it is said you should not kill another — but you should not even insult or hate another. Never stand in opposition to another as an adversary, but reconcile as friends.
It is said you should seek equivalent retribution for wrongs done to you, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth — but you should not even resist someone wronging you. To whomever slaps one cheek, offer the other. If someone claims your shirt, give your coat too. If compelled to go one mile, go two. Give to those who ask and do not resist any wanting to borrow.
It is said you should love your neighbor and hate your enemy — but you should love your enemies and wish well for those tormenting you, in this way you align with God. The sun rises over everyone, good and bad — and the rain too falls onto everyone, just and unjust. Loving only those that love you — anyone can do that — to do as God does, you must love all.
Whatever treatment you want, give to others. And whatever others ask of you, give to them. As you give, you tread the path to perfection, a difficult path traveled by few.
Many will claim to walk the path to God, but merely pretend. Know them by their fruits — the genuine produce what is wholesome while the deceitful produce what is toxic.
Those that claim to walk the path, or ignore it, are lost. Those that hear this message, and follow the path, will find their way.