Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,