The Word Among Us

Easter 2005 Issue

Do Unto Others

By: Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan

I have often thought that if I did unto others what I would like others to do to me (Luke 6:31), then I would have reached the perfection of charity. Then, satisfied that I had accomplished all that was necessary, I could rest from my efforts. But that is not your unit of measure, Lord.

To visit someone, to distribute help, and to bring consolation are not merely good acts to be tallied up. It is not enough to do for others—I...

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