So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Social injunctions are not enough.
Law and Prophets hang on words,
on the scaffold of precedents.
They need your eyes and ears and if
you turn away,
and they yell at a distance,
do their messages become any clearer?
Until you yourself know
the very seat of your heart,
can you give to another
what he or she needs?
Until your hand reaches out,
with no particular need yourself
for what reaches back,
will fingers entwine
and the Kingdom
rise up around you