(August 22, 2015)
The Golden Rule, which is something that is known throughout most cultures, is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This, understandably, is a powerful rule and the world would be much better if everyone followed it.
Nearly as powerful, if not as pithy, is Paul’s exhortation that we should spend our lives considering how to provoke one another into love and good works. Were this followed uniformly, it would lead to so much the better world.
Of course, there are dangers of misapplication with this rule (just as with the Golden Rule). If we aren’t careful, we can move beyond provoking good works and into compelling good works. But, in general, a focus on this idea will help us to do what we can to bring about the blessings of the Atonement in the lives of those around us.