I'm going to wax philosophical on y'all now ...
Danielle just said something that really resonates with me while she was guest-hosting on Thom's show. She and Shane do such a good job on that show while Thom is sitting in an airport somewhere that I almost don't miss Thom at all. She was talking about racism and said that she doesn't treat people like that because she doesn't want to be treated like that.
I've always thought that's what the saying "What goes around comes around" means. What goes around REALLY DOES come around, and that's why it's in EVERYBODY'S best interests to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Because whatever you start going around, whether it's bad or good, it's eventually going to finish going around and come back to you. And when it does, you want it to be something good.
Saying it differently, I've always thought that when you do something that affects somebody else, whether it's something bad or something good, you are helping to make this the kind of world in which that sort of thing can happen. And if it's the sort of world in which that thing can happen, it's also the kind of world in which that thing can happen to you. That's why the manner in which you conduct yourself in dealings with others, whatever you do to them, it is in an ultimate sense the same thing as doing it to yourself.
That is what Jesus meant when he said that "whatsoever you do unto others, you do unto me." It's what he meant when he said "Let him among you who is without sin cast the first stone." It's what he meant when he said on the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." I'm not particularly religious but those are truly profound words.