Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you.” (Confucius, 5th century BC Chinese philosopher).

Many readers will immediately recognize Confucius’ statement as the other side of the coin of Jesus’ statement often referred to as the “Golden Rule.” We should probably recognize the Chinese proverb as equally important. Doing good is always right, but not doing evil is also always right. In our relationships with others we must learn both to do right and not do wrong.

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right (James 2:8).