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Do unto others…

Way back when I was in Sunday school still (we’re talking about many moons ago…), each one of us was asked to prepare a scripture for the following week. After going through my bible, I finally came across Luke 6 verse 31. Do unto others as you would have other do unto you. Simple, yet so profound. At the time I didn’t realise the depth of the scripture or what it really is about. It was merely “homework” that was to be done in time.

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Photo credit: Debra Cartwright

As I was growing up, I found myself  thinking about this scripture and also referring to it on many occasions. I can remember one incident where one of my friends was ignoring me at school and after school when I asked her why she’s not playing with me she said she does not want to be my friend anymore. This made me feel so sad and I just blurted the scripture out to her, turned around and walked away. The following day we were friends again.

We daily hear of situations that people find themselves in, where people confide in us and it is sometimes so easy to judge them. What this scripture allows me to do is to put myself in the next person’s shoes and ask myself how would I feel or what would I do if it was me.

Treat others as you would want them to treat you. It’s that simple.


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