Treat People As You Want to Be Treated!


Matthew 7: 12

Today I was reading of the 1980 Presidential Debate where candidates of the same party reflected: “Illegal Immigrants are my neighbors, we must not be harmful to them or their children but treat them with respects. Their children must be educated with our children. .and the other: “Let them come and work and they can pay taxes until they go back, they are our neighbors,” the first from George Bush, the second from Ronald Reagon.

They both essentially confirmed today‘s Gospel, “Therefore you should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you.” And the passage which says, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s.” We should not have borders.

The reality is until we look at ourselves and come to terms with our own divisiveness, our own pettiness and being judgmental nothing will change, but become more brutal through social media without personal contact. We are brutal, hateful and mean to each other, we can not meet each other half way.

It is not about President Trump, or the Republicans, it is about us not facing ourselves, and our own issues.  Once they are gone, there will be another administration and again, as with President Obama the same thing will happen. Our society is fragmented, and the key to bringing it together is

“Therefore you should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you. .”

Never easy, but the only way!

Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164


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