I have been giving special attention to the subject of relationships, as I have been preaching a series of messages on that subject.
A real key to positive relationships is mutual respect; therefore, we need to ask ourselves the searching question of whether or not people have reason to respect us.
What are some qualities that people respect in others? Honesty, genuineness, sincerity, and faithfulness, to name a few. It is important that we present ourselves in such way that we get respect, but it is equally important that we pay respect to other people.
People can disagree, yet respect each other and treat each other respectfully. The Golden Rule really is important in life.