“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
We call this first verse “the Golden Rule”. It is the summation of how to treat people. There is no list of circumstances and their appropriate responses to memorize. Weird, huh? Considering “this is the Law and the Prophets” – you’d expect at least a booklet.
You don’t have to have some big position, be educated or, for that matter, even be a grown-up. In a moment’s notice, anyone can know exactly how to act. They only must ask themselves. “How would I want to be treated right now, in this situation?”
Easy enough. Brilliant in its simplicity. Light weight. Nimble. You can get the right answers 100% of the time.
Now for part two: Do it.
Sure I’d like to have my turn with the toy but do I have to let my friend have their turn first?
Of course I would be desperate to be forgiven but I’m not so sure they really deserve forgiveness…not quite yet.
Yes, I definitely want to be able to share my thoughts and be heard but it’s so hard to listen to that guy ramble.
Uh, this is hard and a little painful. I can’t seem to squeeze through this entrance without leaving a few things behind.