Pondering the Gospel: Matthew 7:12
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them,…”
My take: I suppose there is no better advice in relating to others and building successful relationships than this golden nugget.
Can you think of any better in the realm of relationships?
I have read one twist to this that I like….don’t do as you wish but as they wish. Same thing in essence.
I dont know about you but big old SELF gets in the way all too often. I appreciate how Scripture admonishes us to not think higher of ourselves than we ought. Whereas, we should look to value another at least equal to ourselves. Self carries us in many productive ways but left unchecked, it turns hideious and then God intervenes. Some learn the easy way. Some hard. Some never. Lets hope and work neither of us fall into that latter category and hopefully the first most of the time.
Like Zig Ziglar was fond of saying, “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
My prayer: Good God, help me to master this sage advice and daily check myself. Help me to practice this consisently and seek amends and forgiveness when I dont.