June 21, 2011 by bobet888
Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This is the Law and the Prophets.
– Matthew 7:6,12-14
|June 21, 2011 Bible Reading and Gospel|
To decide what to do in any given situation, we can ask ourselves how we would like to be treated. “For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you” (Luke 6:38). The respect we have for ourselves is often reflected in the respect we show others. Rudeness, indifference and irritability toward others bespeak a problem in us. The Golden Rule isn’t just for others; it is also to guard our own dignity.
Modernity is like a 24/7 convenience store. We can get anything, anytime. We can end up thinking that everything about life should be easy, be it marriage, self-discipline or even our salvation. The illusion of ease shouldn’t fool us. Working toward our salvation is hard work. Original sin left a deep mark on all of us. Struggling toward salvation takes prayer, sacrifice and constant vigilance.
The Narrow Gate
by Father Edward McIlmail, LC | Source: Catholic.net
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