Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Golden Rule

In today’s Gospel we hear the familiar Golden Rule -- “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.”  Matthew 7: 12.  The Golden Rule is shared by many of the world’s major religious traditions.  I remember learning it as a child and it has stuck with me ever since.  Understood by all as the ideal by which we should live – is it the reality by which we live?  We are called to live in such a way that I treat others the way I would want to be treated.  Is this the way I truly live my life?  How can I go beyond this ideal and truly treat others the way that Jesus would treat them?  These are rather difficult questions but I believe ones worth pondering during this Lenten season.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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