The Golden Rule

Do you remember "The Golden Rule"?

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?"

In Matthew 7:12 Jesus says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Thus, the Golden Rule has always been a basic part of the Bible's message.

I do not recall where I first heard this.  Perhaps it was at Sunday School way back in the 1950's, or maybe in Religious Education classes around that time.  

While I declare that I am no longer religious as I explained in this post - however, I do believe that there are some good advice from the Bible.  

What would our world be like if we all upheld the Golden Rule?  Would we have all the violence?  What difference would it make?

Would a man or woman be unfaithful to their spouse if they abided by the Golden Rule?

Would people commit crimes if they understood and followed the Golden Rule?

Would there be violence against others if we all stood by the Golden Rule?

I often wonder if our young people have any comprehension of the laws of our country?  Do they learn the rules at school?  I don't think so.  How do our lawmakers ensure that our people know the rules?  And yet people are punished if they don't abide by the rules they don't often know.

Still, if we all knew, understood and followed the "Golden Rule" we would have a happier safer world.

Dawn over Moreton Island