Matthew 7:12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

This is a simple scripture to understand, but the practice is often overlooked.

Some of us treat people poorly. On social media, some of us feel bold enough to negatively comment on a person’s picture, video, or a person’s actions in the video. Through text messages, some of us gossip about others. In relationships, men and women abuse and misuse one another. There are parents who mistreat their children. With all this negativity that’s being sowed, no wonder some of us don’t have good relationships with our friends, spouses, or children.

There are some who react to others. If someone treats us poorly, we feel justified to treat them poorly. This is a trap! We open the door to be mistreated in the future if we react and mistreat the person who mistreated us. Some people call it karma.

If we want a better life and a positive atmosphere for ourselves, for our family, and for this world, it starts with us. We must do our part to treat people like we want to be treated.