THE GOLDEN RULE IS NOT TARNISHED

One of the most quoted scriptures from the New Testament is found in Matthew 5: 43, 44 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you.”  

Easy words to say but to do them – that is the difficulty.

The world is filled with opportunities every day to help others.  Often so obvious if it were a snake as the saying goes.  I hope I do not allow a need to slip past me – but if I do – it is not intentional.

 A friend, a classmate had a great need recently and the word was out via the social media.  That did not seem to phase many as only a few actually dug into their pockets and parted with their brass.  A few – in a class which boosts of members whose income and retirement is six figure.  Go figure the six figure misers.  I can’t and have little patience with greed and tight fists.

One class member treks to the Caribbean sharing the Gospel.  Good for her.  What about closer to home?  Seems that would be a good place to start.

If we as a society could have as much loyalty to each other as we do to Wal-Mart what a better world it would be.  We have undying loyalty to that Arkansas company who could care less about any of us – another go figure moment.

The Bible continues to tell it like it is in James 2:15,-17 “If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food and one of you says to them “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit  Thus also faith by itself if it does not have works, is dead.”  

Our class reunion is now history and there were a few faces missing.  No doubt one I know  did not attend due to perceived indifference and empathy toward someone in need.  Can you blame her?  I can’t! 

Let us make every effort to consider others and how it feels to wear their shoes!

 

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