September 13 – Blessed to Follow the Golden Rule

Treat others the way you would like to be treated.  Matthew records “the golden rule” in the seventh chapter of the Gospel written by him and then Luke unpacked it some. Luke wrote:  Jesus says, “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”  Good advice worth living by.  Jesus is the best teacher ever! May the blessings boomerang back as we seek to bless God and bless people.

Luke 6:37-38 MSG