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