“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them…” Matthew 7:12
Were this simple statement truly taken to heart and consistently put into action, a great many things on earth would change in an instant. For instance, there would be no need to speak ill of others. Neither would there be any reason to attack another’s character for the sake of winning an argument, proving a point or securing a vote. Empathy and compassion would replace railing and accusation; magnanimity would be preferred over the sniping and bickering which undermines so many relationships.
The world is the way it is now because people have not been willing to admit to themselves that this law is inescapable. They’ve judged and condemned, while failing to see the fact that in judging they will be judged. They break this law with reckless abandon and then wonder why things seem to go from bad to worse.
The solution to so many of our problems in this world is so simple.