“…Jesus makes a theological argument that goes something like this: disciples are to love their neighbors and their enemies just as they love themselves. In this way, disciples imitate God and become children of God, as God himself blesses the righteous and unrighteous without distinction. This, in fact, is the mark of discipleship, that one imitates God: be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. Jesus calls us to be perfect imitators of God’s ways….”
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