Banksy on the mount II: Being salt and light

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Now when he saw the crowds,

he went into the urban jungle

and began to paint…

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You are the salt of the earth. banksy greatness

But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

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You are the light of the world…

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in the same way, let your light shine before others,

that they may see your good deeds

and glorify your Father in heaven.

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I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

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banksy love hateYou have heard that it was said,

“Do not murder”…

But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother

will be subject to judgment.

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You have heard that it was said,Banksy adultery 2

“You shall not commit adultery.”

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully

has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

 

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Again you have heard that it was said to the people long ago,

“Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the oaths you have made.”

But I tell you, Banksy politics

do not swear an oath at all:

either by heaven, for it is God’s throne;

or by the earth…

All you need to say is simply “Yes,” or “No”

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You heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.”

banksy flower-throwerBut I say to you:

don’t use violence to resist evil.

Instead, when someone hits you on the right cheek,

turn the other one towards him.

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You heard it said, “Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.”

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But I tell you: love your enemies!

Pray for people who persecute you!

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