I don’t think anyone reading my blog today would disagree with the statement that our society has become less and less civil. As information is spread so quickly through mass media, we make snap judgments which may or may not be based on truth. Consequently many allow their perceptions of what is right or wrong to become divisive not only in their politics but in their family relationships.
When I was growing up, I recognized the term “The Golden Rule” to mean I should treat others the way I would like to be treated. Yet today we seem to think that attitude identifies a person as a weakling. Barring those times of necessary self-defense, which you may define differently than I do, we have become increasingly angry to our own detriment.
Many religions creeds in addition to Christianity express a similar principle. Perhaps we could all contribute to making the world a better more peaceful place if we followed the tenet as it is worded in The Holy Bible, Luke Chapter 6, Verse 31.
English—“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 NIV (The Holy Bible, New International Version 2011)
Français—«Faites pour les autres ce que vous voulez qu’ils fassent pour vous.» Luc 6 :31 PDV (La Sainte Bible, Parole de Vie 2017)
Español—«Hagan ustedes con los demás como quieren que los demás hagan con ustedes.» Lucas 6:31 DHH (Biblia Dios Habla Hoy 1994)
Deutsch—«Behandelt die Menschen so, wie ihr selbst von ihnen behandelt sein wollt.» Lukas 6:31 GNB (Gute Nachricht Bibel 1997)
How You Can Make the World a Better Place:
The Golden Rule in Various Bible Translations
Arranged by Connie Carlisle Polley, 2021-2022