“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”
Do you remember when you felt left out? Or laughed at? Or mistreated? How did this impact your perspective on life? On the other hand, do you remember when you felt invited and welcomed? Or encouraged? Or treated like royalty? How did this impact your perspective on life? The truth is that the way a person is treated can change his or her entire stance in life. If treated harshly, a person is understandably much more likely to develop a negative or despairing outlook. But if treated with dignity, a person is certainly more likely to flourish in their God-given purpose.
The way you treat someone says a lot about you. What erupts out of you reveals what is within you. If you harbor things like apathy or hatred in your soul, then you’ll probably act uncaringly toward others. But if you have a love for God and a love for others embedded in your heart, then that is what will overflow in your daily practice, even when times get tough.
Pray for the Day:
Dear Jesus, fill my heart with your love so that my hands will act with your love. Amen.