Mirror of Justice

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Francis on the Golden Rule

Gosh, there are a lot of striking phrases in Francis's address to Congress today. Millennial Journal has 25 of them. Here's one that especially hit me. In explicating the Golden Rule, he said:

Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves.

The Golden Rule means more than just "Don't harm others." It has many positive, and not just negative, implications. We want more than just not to be harmed, and we (as individuals and in society) should give more than that to others.


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