“... that the way you treat others is the way you treat yourself. True respect for another comes from self respect. True love for another comes from self love. True forgiveness for another comes from self forgiveness.”
I got this quote from a friend, Alice, who got it from a friend. Its origin is not as important as it’s content. The principle of freedom is what makes it appealing to me. I have heard it said that we should treat people the way we would like to be treated. I beg to differ. I don’t like the way I see many people treat themselves and wouldn’t allow them to treat me that way.
There is a healthy way to treat ourselves. This way encompasses respect, love and forgiveness. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is part of American culture. It gets abused when one person’s pursuit infringes on the pursuit of others.
"Woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves who will not lift a finger to help them.” Luke 11:46
There is none who ever lived that embodied a life of unselfishness as our Savior, Jesus Christ. With all the blessings bestowed upon him he used them always for the benefit of others. Are we called upon to do any less?
Even though we may never come close to mastering the Master’s walk, we can be gracious in our dealings and attitudes toward one another. It is in this graciousness that we discover a personal freedom that exceeds anything that this world could ever offer. Set your sight on this vision and see how wonderful your day and your life can become. In Jesus’ name, Amen
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