The Golden Rule is so easy for me to expect from others, but am I living it?
When a friend betrays, I get angry and gossip about the betrayal.
When a breakdown in communication occurs, I try to come in to “fix” it which comes off rude.
When my adult kids don’t want to get into a deep discussion because they are exhausted, I get snippy.
When a sibling focuses on negativity, I speak negatively about that.
When my husband struggles to communicate, I nag.
So no, I’m not living it and I need to. However, life is a delicate balance. Self reflection is important. Growing as a person is also.
What isn’t good is putting our identity in our mess ups, OR viewing others through the lens of theirs.
I think that is why The Golden Rule is stated so eloquently. “Treat others as you want to be treated” I have to remind myself that the peace and the love and the forgiveness starts with me.
It’s my job to work on my heart, not try to fix people around me. That’s God’s job.
I need to remember this…the condition of my heart is between me and God. The condition of other people’s hearts is between them and God.
I’ll figure it out eventually. ❤️