When Jesus gave us the Golden Rule, He was speaking to the exceptions we all want to draw, the people we want to exclude and the behavior we want to justify. He didn’t say, “Do unto others (except those that aren’t like us, those that don’t agree with us, those that treat us badly) as you would have them do unto you.” He offered no exceptions.
I like the author’s call to think about what we are teaching our children when we make excuses for inexcusable behavior in adults.
If we are teaching our children that behaviors of aggression and bullying are allowable in certain circumstances, then why are we surprised when they grow up and violence and anger become the langu…
Source: The Not-So-Golden Rule