The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few” (Mt 7: 12-14 NAB).

These are the words of Jesus as he was speaking to the crowd during his Sermon on the Mount. The golden rule, as the passage is better known as, is one that almost all people know, yet it is the hardest for us to follow. 

Unfortunately, it is too easy to come up with examples of hate, selfishness, and discrimination. However, I would like to share a video I came across that represents the heart of Jesus’ message. Just click on the link here, sit back, and let the actions speak. Then when you have some time, read Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount discourse (Mt 5-7:29 NAB) and let his words enter into your soul.

***God Bless***


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About the Author

Michael Glassmeyer is a lifelong Catholic who has spent the past several years examining his own faith and beliefs in an attempt to understand the beliefs and actions of others involving local, state, national, and world events. Michael lives in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and is married with three children. (@MPGlassmeyer)