This saying is a definition of empathy: treat other people as you want them to treat you. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. How would you like it if you were treated like that?
Jesus spoke these words as part of a very demanding piece of teaching, which called his followers to love their enemies and not seek revenge when they were mistreated. The teaching, known as The Sermon on the Mount, has had a profound influence on people such as Francis of Assisi, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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