“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. … Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:10, 28.
The religion of Christ will lead us to do all the good possible, to both high and low, rich and poor, happy and oppressed. But especially will it lead to the manifestation of kindness in our own family. It will be manifested by acts of courtesy and love to father and mother, husband, wife, and child. We are to look to Jesus, to catch His Spirit, to live in the light of His goodness and love, and to reflect His glory upon others.
Those who are united by the ties of nature have the strongest claims upon one another. In their dealings with each other, they should manifest kindness and the tenderest love. –My Life Today, p. 200.
A Christian will cultivate a meek and quiet spirit; he will be calm, considerate of others, and will have a happy temper that sickness will not make irritable or the weather or circumstances disturb…. The children of God never forget to do good…. Good works are spontaneous with them, for God has transformed their natures by His grace. –My Life Today, p. 193.
We must live a twofold life,—a life of thought and action, of silent prayer and earnest work. The strength received through communion with God, united with earnest effort in training the mind to thoughtfulness and care-taking, prepares one for daily duties and keeps the spirit in peace under all circumstances, however trying. –Gospel Workers, p. 510.