Consider the Connection!
The command to do to others what we want them to do to us begins with the word therefore. This word gives us a signal to consider the connection between the thoughts that precede it and those that follow it. In this case, the passage reads: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” (Matthew 7:11–12).
“Love is giving others what they need even when it is different from what they want.”