By our love

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I once heard someone teasingly twist the Golden Rule in this way: “Do unto others before they do unto you.” It made me giggle, but maybe it isn’t such a laughing matter. There are too many who live by that kind of guide rule. Some do it as a means of protecting themselves; others find pleasure in causing another person pain. But as Christians we are advised to resist giving in to evil ways. When someone else is evil, rather than repaying them in like manner, we need to show them kindness. They will know we are Christians by our love.