‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’ – sounds easy, doesn’t it? Good advice for being nice people.
Except that in Luke 6:27-31 Jesus says doing to others as we would have them do to us means loving our enemies, praying for those who abuse us, blessing those who curse us, turning the other cheek, handing over our coat… And that is not easy! That is about so much more than just being nice.
Jesus was about more than just being nice. Jesus came to show us how the Kingdom of God works and when we choose to live like Jesus, we choose the way of the Kingdom.