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Strengthening the capacity to do good

Do you ever ask yourself, "Why can't I do good in the way Christ Jesus did?" Well, you can begin to. And one way to start might be to practice the Golden Rule as if it were worded this way: "Do unto others as Jesus did."

Just what good did Jesus do unto others that we can do? For one thing, he expressed divine Love in his pure, selfless love— first for God, then for all mankind. He showed his love for God in his love for others. He recognized that he was seeing evidence of God's pure spiritual creation wherever he discerned spiritual qualities in his fellow beings—even though these qualities might not always be easily apparent to others. On one occasion, while Jesus was dining with a Pharisee in a certain city, a woman of low reputation came into the gathering and began to wash Jesus' feet with her tears. See Luke 7:36–50 . Others present saw a sinner. But Jesus must have seen so much more, because he said to the woman, "Thy sins are forgiven." Love gave Jesus the spiritual discernment to recognize what the woman truly yearned for—healing and freedom.

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