I have never met Jonathan MontaÃ±ez, senior guard on the basketball team of Franklin High School in El Paso, TX. Â That said, watching just one moment of his life, a single play involving Mitchell Marcus, a special needs student and manager of the basketball team at Coronado High School, has given me three reminders regarding the Golden Rule.
The Golden Rule Lessons Learned.
- The Golden Rule is objectively good and beautiful. Â There is no denying it.
- I want deep affection for God and His Gospel to drive my children to live out the Golden Rule.
- I want my children to say as high school seniors, “I was raised to treat others how I want to be treated,” which means that I need (a) deep affection for God and His Gospel to drive me to live out the Golden Rule and (b) to raise my children in the instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).
The Golden Rule Moment Captured.
That’s how this brief moment in Jonathan’s life has affected me, and I’d love to hear how it affects you. Â As a warning, if you’re like me, you’ll want some Kleenex handy.