Thursday of the First Week of Lent ‘a’
"Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets." If we would follow just this one piece of advice, this one commandment, our world would be like paradise -- no hatred, no fights, no gossiping, no killing, no wars, no stealing, no lies. All of those bad things would transform into love, forgiveness, acceptance, respect, honesty, help, and friendship. They would transform into all those actions and attitudes that you want others to have and do toward you. We want to feel safe; we want to feel loved; we want others to respect us, to like us and speak highly about ourselves. But do we give others the same things in return? Such a simple thing, but very difficult to accomplish. Just do to others whatever you would have them do to you. So, what do you want others to do to you?