Recalling the Golden Rule at convention 2017

Several speakers at MEDA’s November convention in Vancouver drew attention to one of Jesus’s most famous admonitions.

Cornelia Horsch of Horsch Machines noted that her family company has Matthew 7 verse 12 as part of its mission statement. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Retired Marketplace editor Wally Kroeker cited the same passage in his keynote address, noting that many in the room learned the most important Christian doctrine at the age of five.

The Golden Rule is the most widely held religious assertion in the world, he said. Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. all have a rule that makes a similar point.

“Imagine if all the billions of people in the world who adhere to these faiths would make a daily effort to practice it. Imagine if you and I did. What a bridge that would be.”

As printed in The Marketplace - Jan/Feb 2018