SoÂ whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this isÂ the Law and the Prophets (Mt. 7:12).
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.
Kevin Rhyne says
Chad Barnes says
I know, man. That has greatness written all over it. Sounds very much like, "whoever will be great among you must be your servant."
Kerry Sanders says
As the video in this article is unavailable, here is a new link to the video. http://www.viddler.com/v/70d1d214?secret=48017121
Chad Barnes says
Thank you for doing the leg work for me, but before I saw your post, I found the video on the CBS website with a link to embed it, so hopefully they won't remove that one!