[As the prophet has written:] "But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel."
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
[Jesus said] "The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful."
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Be careful not to do your "acts of righteousness" before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
A bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"