I don’t get the Golden Rule! Just to be sure we’re on the same page, I mean the “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” rule.
For example, what about the case when I’m scolding someone? We’re called to Admonish the Sinner, right? That’s what I was taught in my junior high theology classes. But that kind of activity is kind of one-way, isn’t it? In general I think I would like help from others in banishing sin from my life but the particulars of things I might say or have said to someone in an admonishment would simply not make sense if directed at me rather than them.
For example, yesterday I told my Mom that she should not use her cell phone while driving. I often tell her this and she seems to be using the cell phone less while driving. However, after I said that to her last night, I asked if she thought I should have held my tongue, and she said yes! This “holding my tongue” thing does not jive with me. Anyway, I rarely or almost never use my phone while driving.
So, what to do?