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Thursday, January 21, 2021

This photo from yesterday of Mount Rainier looks similar to the many other images of the same mountain I have posted. It is nice to know it is still there after all the clouds and rain we had the first two weeks of January.

I like the golden colors in this photo and I’m thinking of the golden rule in the Bible. It is located in Matthew 7:12.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

When I was a kid my mom broke up a scuffle I was having with my brother. She said we should follow the golden rule. My brother replied to say yeah, but if he (meaning me) did not want to get hit, he would not act that way!

My mom explained more and gave us some time to think on chairs, and that is when I mentally added a note. Do unto others what you would have them do to you if you were in their position.

“For this sums up the Law and the Prophets…” So, following the law means considering other people’s situations as if it were yourself to find truly fair solutions.

I hope you aren’t tired of Mount Rainier, and I hope we can all consider the golden rule regularly.