Wikipedia has a fascinating article about “The Golden Rule”. The article is titled Ethic of Reciprocity. According to this article, Islam and Judaism both have traditions that focus on treating others the way you would like to be treated.
I cannot think of a better way to treat someone than to pray for them asking God to be with them so that peace may become part of their lives.
There are intellectual and spiritual leaders that I rely on to provide guidance to my thoughts. Among them are:
Howard Olds was a my minister at Brentwood United Methodist Church. He battled cancer for years and died in the Summer of 2008. It was a privilege to listen to him deliver the message that he felt God wanted us to hear. He inspired many to action and his impact in the world will be felt for years to come.
There are many organizations reaching out to change the world in their own ways. Here are some of my favorite:
Music for the Soul is an emotional relief organization that focuses on the healing power of Music. It features the music of Steve Siler who has written many Gospel and secular songs. His uses musical gift to allow God to heal the brokenness of illness, abuse, and addiction. Please listen and you will be moved.
Harvest Hands is a community development corporation focused on neighborhood in South Nashville, TN. Their mission is to make a difference in the neighborhood by being a good neighbor, teaching children about their options in life, and providing the little things to maintain a neighborhood life such as a safe place to be after school.
One of the most useful products I have owned in the past 10 years is an electronic Bible. Laridian provides electronic Bibles, devotionals, and study materials for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, iPod, iPhone and Windows PC. The really great thing is that once you buy a product, you can move it to a new platform simply by purchasing a new e-reader for the platform.