10. "Love the Lord God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, and with all your strength." (Matt. 22:37)
This is a great quote reminding us that our main love, our top priority in everything should be God and to bring him glory in everything we do.
9. "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matt. 22:39)
This quote reminds us that it is important not only to maintain an amicable relationship with God, but to maintain a good relationship (as much as is within our power) with our neighbor. And who is our neighbor? Our neighbor is the Samaritan, the person who represents the ones we tend in our personal lives to consider our enemies. For the straight Christian it is the gay man. For the gay Christian, it is the straight Christian who constantly condemns him. It is these people we are asked to show love and gentleness towards.
8. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." (Luke 6:31)
This is a passage that reminds us to empathize with people as much as is within our power. For some of us it is more difficult to do than for others. But it is important for us to think of ourselves in another person's place before we say anything harsh about them, or gossip about them, or judge them in any way. This quote from Jesus is the single most important quote for those who are constantly condemning and criticizing people.
7. "For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." (Luke 14:11)
This reminds us never to think of ourselves as less sinful than anyone else, or holier than anyone else. Think of the worst sinner you can think of and realize that Jesus says we cannot even exalt ourselves above that person.
6. "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." (John 8:7)
Just another reminder that we should not judge another person for their sins while we remain with any sin in our own lives. This means that we should not ever in our lifetime judge another person for their sins.
5. "Do not judge so that you will not be judged." (Matthew 7:1)
This reminds us that if we do judge, we will be judged just as harshly.
4. "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." (Matt. 5:44)
This goes back to the "love your neighbor quote," but it reminds us that we are to treat those we perceive to be our enemies, just as lovingly and gently as those we consider to be our neighbors.
3. "Your sins are forgiven" (Various)
This is a beautiful quote often said by Jesus which reminds us of the grace God has toward us, which we can hopefully extend to other people.
2. "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" (Mark 8:36)
By doing things like judging others for their sins and condemning them, by avoiding "sinful" people and associating with only the "righteous," we are pursuing the goal of attaining the whole world (as far as reputation and applause goes) while at the same time losing our own soul.
1. "I have desired compassion and not sacrifice" (Matt. 9:13)
This reminds us that Jesus does not desire that we sacrifice sinners in order to purify the Church and be close to Jesus. Instead, Jesus desires that we have compassion for all people and treat them with the utmost of love and care and compassion. That is what Jesus did.