Many of the world’s religions have an admonition that is similar to the words so many of us have hear since we were children: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And yet time and again we want to know how to live. The people of John the Baptist’s time asked him:

10 ….. “What then must we do?”

11 He answered them, “He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise.”

12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what must we do?”

13 He said to them, “Collect no more than that which is appointed to you.”

14 Soldiers also asked him, saying, “What about us? What must we do?”

He said to them, “Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages.”      Luke 3:10-14, from the copyright free


Once again, we see that it comes down to those words we learned long ago: Do until others as you would have them do until to you!