When asked which was the most important of the commandments, Jesus responded by giving an additional law to follow; that being to love others as we love ourselves. When sin entered the world, so did selfishness and all the baggage that comes with it.
Every day we’re told by society that we deserve more – we’re worth it – to be all that we can be – but we rarely hear about taking on an attitude of a servant. Not too many people want that position anymore. However, the minute we step outside of ourselves and put others first we are opening the door to an abundance of blessings. The “Golden Rule” should be etched into our hearts and those of our children just as the other commandments were carved in stone by the finger of God.
Start the day by asking someone how they’re doing and then take the time to listen. While you’re driving to work, think of what others may be going through on their drive in, rather than getting upset with their erratic driving. If you go to a store and get lousy service, consider what that person is dealing with in their life that is causing their behavior. We can’t solve the problems of the world, but we can make them easier for those who are suffering or need a shoulder to cry on. If we each made it our goal to do this every day, think of how much better our world would be.