I’m borrowing, not stealing this idea from Pastor Steven Furtick from Elevation Church. You can watch or listen to it here.
In this powerful message Pastor Steven speaks about the tragedy in Charleston. I’m not going to add anything to that part, but he talked about the Golden Rule. Jesus said to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Pastor Steven went on to say that Jesus didn’t say, “don’t do unto others what you don’t want done to you.” Which is how we often interpret and teach it.
“Johnny, you shouldn’t throw rocks at Susie! Remember the Golden Rule.”
It’s more active than that. We should be DOING for others what we want them to do for us. Yet we often sit around doing nothing for anyone and thinking of all the things people could do for us and pout when they don’t.