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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule -- golden because it's genuine, lasting, and valuable. Imagine how different our world would be if we practiced this principle -- not just in our "church life," but in our daily life ... with our family, ... with our coworkers and employer, ... with the people we manage, ... with the folks on the freeway and in the neighborhoods where we drive, ... toward the waiters and waitresses who serve us. What a wonderfully different world it would be if the Golden Rule were to be practiced. I think I'll start changing my world with it today! How about you?

In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the prophets.

— Matthew 7:12 (NIV)

Dear Lord, you have blessed us with so many rich and wonderful gifts. We can never ever adequately express to you the thanks you deserve. One thing we want you to know, Lord, is that we especially appreciate the way you have treated us with grace and not with justice or judgment. Give us the power to do the same with the people our life touches this week. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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