Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Golden Rule

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.”  This familiar verse is known as the “Golden Rule.”  It seems so simple yet it is also very complicated.  In St. John’s Gospel, we hear Jesus’ teaching that says to “love one another as I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” He goes on to say that this love is how everyone will know that you are following Jesus Christ.  Following Jesus’ commands seem relatively easy but are we able to do it easily.  As we follow Jesus’ commands to love it might be helpful to make a list of all the ways that Jesus has shown us love first.  I am sure that the list will be relatively lengthy.  Using that list as our guide we can see how we should share that love with others.  We all need to show unconditional love, forgiveness, concern, care, compassion and trust.  Let us try to live each day seeing the face of God in one another.
Pat Schifini, OSU

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