How do you want people to be treating you? Think about it. How do you want people talking to you? Do you need/want someone’s help at times? How would you like to be greeted by someone? What kind of co-worker would you like to have? How do you want your spouse to treat you? If somebody has a problem with you, how would you like to be able to resolve that with them? We don’t want people treating us badly. We don’t want someone talking bad about us. We don’t want someone yelling at us. We’d like to be around people that have good attitudes. We want to work with folks that are positive or great to work with. We would like our spouses to treat us with love and care. The list goes on.
As Jesus has said, “Go, and do likewise.” Think about how you want to be treated and then go and treat others that way. That’s what Jesus said in Matthew 7:12, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Jesus is saying that all our problems would be solved if we would just love each other. Jesus points the finger at me and says, “How do you want to be treated? Then treat others that way.” Help people. Care for them. Encourage them. Be nice to them. Forgive them. Smile. Be a good co-worker. Be a good spouse. It’s really not that complicated.
Think about it this way. Would we want to treat Jesus the same way we treat one another? Is Jesus happy with the way we are treating others? God has shown us amazing love, patience, forgiveness, care. What are we showing others? How did Jesus treat people? Go and do likewise. Not everybody will be nice and kind. But we have to do our part. We can do it. If we want to. It’s what Jesus has told us to do. Be loving. Giving. Helpful. Patient. Kind. Forgiving. Be God’s. Do it on purpose.