Golden Rule

By Kristy Solis

Summertime is here! Due to this pandemic period, my daughters are eager to return to school.  Keep in mind, they did not get a break from school. During this time, school was continued through online lessons.

I asked both of my daughters “What do you miss about school?”

My oldest daughter responded with probably what was expected but I was surprised she blurted out an ongoing list: “my school family, my friends, my teacher, the dance team, the school play, the choir, the art club, the robotics club, morning assembly, school Mass, school lunch, everything!”

My youngest responded “I miss the religion lessons, especially when we discussed the bible stories.”  I reminded her that we read the Bible and we attend Mass, both of which discuss the Bible. She exclaimed “It is just not the same!”

Then, I asked her “What is your favorite religion lesson you learned from school?” She said, “The Golden Rule: treat others as you would want to be treated.”

During this strange time, I have to remind myself of this golden rule. “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12) or “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). 

Humanity thinking of others is how we will thrive not just survive. It is about how we are all in this together, to make the world a better place on the other side.

Lord, as we continue on this journey, hear our prayers, I come before you today in need of you shining the light of your love on our humanity for the good. Help us to walk in your light and live our life in faith and glory.

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