“If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even sinners love those who love them. Again, if you do good only to those who do good to you, what difference does that make? Even sinners do as much. And if you lend only where you expect to be repaid, how does that matter? Even sinners lend to each other if they expect to be repaid in full.
“But you must love your enemies and do good to them, and lend without expecting any return; and then you will have a rich reward; for you will be true children of the Most High, who is Himself kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.”