Advent Devotion 12.22.19

Matthew 7:12
‘So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.’
I believe most of us know this passage, many call it the golden rule. I probably say it in some form to my kids 5 times a day. I usually say it to my son when he hits my daughter, or takes her toys, or tries to annoy her in many different ways. I want him to sympathize with the pain he is causing, because it doesn’t feel good to him when the roles are reversed.
The interesting thing about this rule is that we usually associate it with not doing bad things. However, what if we look at it as blessing people. I think it is a call to care for others as we would want to be cared for, to love others as we want to be loved. I see this as a call to love my neighbor just how I want them to love me. The focus is not doing bad things, rather the focus is doing good things. So, go out and do to others as you want them to do to you, in the most wonderful ways possible. Amen.

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