Harry Emerson Fosdick: Picturing Ourselves

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So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12

“To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people’s places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick in “Forbes Magazine” (1940) 45-46: 28.

Yesterday I visited four ministries served by Generation to Generation Network in Guatemala. It was so encouraging to see these ministry workers applying biblical and practical training and growing local giving.

In visiting them I pictured myself in their places and facing their challenges. Some of them face circumstances I could never imagine facing. We can’t be generous to people if we don’t know their situations.