Mark 12: 28-31 The scribe said to Jesus, “what are we to consider the greatest commandment of all?” “The first and most important one is this,” Jesus replied–“‘ Hear, 0 Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.’ The second is this, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Every morning of my life when I have my devotionals and prayer time, I thank God for a new day and for HIS love; then I ask him to help me live the Golden Rule to the very best of my ability. I know that is a “tall order” for all of us, but what if we all made an honest attempt every day to treat every person we see with the utmost respect and truly took every opportunity to love others the way we want to be loved.

During Lent I challenge all of us to consciously treat each other the way we want to be treated. Hopefully, after doing this through Lent, this will become a habit.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for teaching me the Golden Rule. Please give me the strength and courage to love my neighbor {that means everyone) as myself. In your precious name, I pray.


Anne Walker