Kindness, Imagine That

Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets. Matthew 7:12 NCV

The golden rule is one of the most widely known Biblical principles and one that most of us learn fairly early on in life.

It’s often thought of as a principle of reciprocity, meaning that the more you give, the more you’ll receive—and whatever you give, will return in kind.

But it can also be interpreted more broadly as a general guideline for living a good and moral life.

In either case, the underlying message is the same: treat others as you would want to be treated. This simple idea can be a powerful force for good in our day-to-day interactions with each another.

Imagine a world where more people lived by this principle—if a gentle nudge towards kindness and respect could be the difference between life and death for even just one person—one person, imagine that.

Father, help me to see the good in others, just as I hope they will see the good in me. Help me to show compassion and forgiveness, just as I want others to do the same for me and my loved ones.

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