Ethical principles are core elements of many religious traditions. What similarities can you detect between the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17; – Fisher, p. 271) and the following passage from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:43 – 45): “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor [Leviticus 19:18] and hate your enemy [Deuteronomy 23:6].’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.” (Fisher, p. 330). What differences can you detect between the Ten Commandments and the passage above from Matthew? Is such a commandment to love your enemy possible?