Lent continues, and so do we in our attempts to be faithful in our own lives and circumstances. This reflection from the DAILY BREAD (Celebration Publications) is a good one, so I’m sharing. You can log on to their website and receive their daily posting; and it’s free!
Peace to you today and always….
Sister Ellen Dunn, OP
Your Daily Bread scripture reflection for Thursday, March 14, 2019
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Mt 7:7-12
Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This verse, this command, is found not only in the Christian Scriptures, but also in the sacred writings of most of the world’s major religions. Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed and other great spiritual teachers all taught a similar message: Treat one another the way you would like to be treated. Do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you. What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself. Clearly, living our faith is not limited to the people in our particular church community or our circle of friends and family. Treating others — all the others — with respect, compassion and love is the standard we are expected to live by.
Teach us again, O Lord, how to love our neighbors and ourselves.
Source: Celebration Publications (celebrationpublications.org)