“Treat other people exactly as you would like to be treated by them—this is the essence of all true religion.” (Matthew 7: 12, JB Phillips New Testament)
This is the Golden Rule. Jesus is teaching the vital importance of treating another as we would want to be treated.
This way of thinking and acting is not some tiny part of what we do and who we are. It is the very essence of all true religion. Without this agreement to behave toward one another in ways that are respectful and kind, understanding and receptive, we are not worshipping God at all, not honoring His very nature of goodness. We can’t be faithful to our Father and treat His children with disrespect, judgment, disdain.
How do you want to be treated? We must surely want to be seen for our best selves and for another to give us grace when we err, to comfort us when we are challenged, to uplift us when we are down, and to truly see us.
It takes conscious effort, but this Golden Rule works wonders for it is based on God’s Truth. As we treat others well, we are in alignment with God’s purpose, and this brings a sense of harmony and peace to ourselves and to our world as well.
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