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.
Here's another look at how we treat others. I felt it was worth expanding on:
It’s a mixed bag when you have people in your life who don’t accept you as you are then at other times encourage you to move forward. Advice must be said in such a way that you don’t feel put down. Communication can be positive and negative. Yet, when we begin to judge someone in our life who makes life difficult, what we must remember is that we might make life difficult for someone else. Think through before you speak to someone: Remember to treat them how you want them to treat you. Maybe it will feel good for a moment to put someone down, but inevitably the high will wear off as you realize that you’ve become the person who you hate. It can be tiring trying not to get back at the person who hurts you, but it will never help. As the Bible talks about, treat that mean person how you want to be treated, even if it means you must bite your tongue and don’t return a put down. Your peace will increase, and you also have the choice to ignore that person if possible.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.