“The Golden Rule” – Matthew 7:12

Hello my Friends ?

As we, as a country, withdraw from a country that we have been in for 20 years protecting and providing troops, weapons, and safety to, our hearts are heavy at all the chaos that is unfolding and for those so terribly frightened they may be left behind, both Americans and nationals who have called Afghanistan home. How sad. How tragic.
Today it saddens me especially that, as a species, we have not learned to live under the “Golden Rule”, which says:
“In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
These simple words form the basis for ALL morality.

This was told to us by Christ Jesus himself. It is a simple and beautiful thing to remember, but even more important to actually live the principle as we walk with one another on this earthly journey.
As so many in Afghanistan face the potential loss of freedoms gained, their dignities, and the very real threat of death, we see that Galatians 5:13 – 14 repeats the all important “Golden Rule” and reminds us what we who can still exercise it are to use our freedom for: “For you, brethren, have been called for liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh; but through Love serve one another. For the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” As I’ve mentioned before, if The Word repeats something, pay attention. It’s important.
These words state clearly we are to care for and serve one another.
We may feel helpless in this situation occurring so far away but we know LOVE is the way. So, what can we do for our global neighbors in the face of this monumental turmoil? Research trustworthy organizations with brave boots on the ground “fighters” working to help those in need. We can help finance rescue and reorganization with our dollars. And we can pray. Pray every single day that those in need will be met with the love and support and protection they need.
My prayer is that all of us attempt to meet this crisis by considering the depth of these words within our Golden Rule and not turn a blind eye to this hell on Earth. When Jesus’ Spirit went into the dark depths to free the captives He did it with the intention of restoring them. Everything He did was meant to serve as an example for us. I believe we dwell in the Spirit and It dwells in us. It so often moves and works through us. I would encourage you to pray and see what you and yours might be led to do to help those trapped inside this horrific problem. How we might aid Spirit in rescue and healing. The need is great.
We are all one. This isn’t someone else’s problem. It belongs to us all.
It is the hope and desire of Abba Father that ALL shall receive His amazing gift of Love. That we shall ALL accept the Golden Rule, and do unto others as we would have them do unto us. May we do what we can to bring this hope and desire of our Lord to ALL. This is the way.
He loves us So.?
Poppa B.


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