But I say vnto you, that yee resist not euill: but whosoeuer shall smite thee on thy right cheeke, turne to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coate, let him haue thy cloake also.
And whosoeuer shall compell thee to goe a mile, goe with him twaine.
Giue to him that asketh thee: and from him that would borrow of thee, turne not thou away.
¶ Yee haue heard, that it hath beene said, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour, and hate thine enemie:
But I say vnto you, Loue your enemies, blesse them that curse you, doe good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully vse you, and persecute you:
That yee may be the children of your father which is in heauen: for he maketh his sunne to rise on the euill and on the good, and sendeth raine on the iust, and on the vniust.
To give him wild, abandoned extravagant love . . as close to true agape love as is humanly possible. To remember that I am so so far from perfect and so should have extreme patience also with his imperfections.