This Sunday, we talked about how Jesus is the purest expression of who God is. So when he taught, "In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets" this expresses something primal about the character of God.
At the heart of all the world's faith traditions stand a common formulation: treat others as you would like to be treated. And in a world that has the capacity to destroy itself 100 times over, it is this commonality upon which we can begin to make peace.
I mentioned a couple of ways that you can be involved in this process, both locally and globally. These are certainly not comprehensive, and I would not want anyone to think that by merely buying a liscense plate or signing a declaration that one has done one's duty. We must strive to live the Golden Rule daily. These are just some ways to remind ourselves and others of what following Jesus is all about.
Next time you renew your tags, consider spending the extra $25 and getting the "Live the Golden Rule" Arizona liscence plate.
Link to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department is here.
Read about the project to unite people around the globe around the foundational principle of the Golden Rule.
A couple videos are below, one that I showed in church this week, and another cool one where people of all faiths, shapes and sizes, genders and nationalities read from the Charter.
I hope you will consider signing the charter and then living out the way of Jesus.