This sounds a trace familiar doesn't it? "Do onto others as you would have them do for you." That, of course is Jesus' take on the subject. I personally prefer the words of one of Jesus' contemporaries, the Rabban Gamaliel He said, "don't do to someone else what you wouldn't want done for you. This is the whole law, all the rest is commentary."
What would happen if we obeyed this list? Can you imagine our.political system governed by it? How about our church boards? Or how about the closed door meetings of the ministerial associations? How would our society as a whole look if everyone complied with it?
It would be a much different world wouldn't it? Of course there would be a lot of people failing in obeying it, myself probably included. But when one falls, one can get up again, apologize, and go on.
Thank you Father Benedict for reminding us of this way of life.
Brother Oscar Romero