Friday, December 18, 2020

Empathy Command


"Do for others what you want them to do for you".                     

                                               - Matthew 7:12

What does the above scripture passage, the Golden Rule, mean?

Ultimately, the Rule commands you to have empathy for people.  

In order for you to "do for others what you want them to do for you", you have to have empathy, the ability to "put yourself in someone else's shoes" to understand where someone is coming from, from their perspective and point of view.  

A good double check is to follow the other half of the Golden Rule, called by some, the Silver Rule, "never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."*  

Ask yourself how you would feel, if someone stole away what is yours or do to you, what you do not want in harm?

In other words, apply in empathy what you would want and would not want to see happen to yourself in others, the universal rule to having ethics and morality.  

Without empathy, you will never be able to understand what that person want or don't want or understand the Commandments and to have the keys to heaven.


Whether the glass is half empty or half full, you still have to look upon the whole glass.  

*Quote from Confucius

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