The Bible says it this way - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." But Shakespeare here in one pithy sentence shows you how that works... be nice to others, and they have a whole bunch of niceness to pass on back to you! And so the world turns... [sigh] - if only.
Think about your life, and your Bible study and knowledge. Your curiosity will get you closer to God than any special theological skill you think you might have.
Leonardo Boff is a Brazilian theologian and writer, known for his active support for the rights of the poor and excluded. And here he captures the great paradox of "free to bind" yourself to God.