Friday, July 6, 2012

Leave This World a Better Place

Self-Portrait in a Turban with Her Child
I charge you never to neglect the duty of brotherly love, and practical, active, sympathetic kindness towards every one around you, whether high or low, or rich or poor. Try daily to do some good upon earth, and to leave the world a better world than it was when you were born. If you are really a child of God, strive to be like your Father and your great elder Brother in heaven. For Christ's sake, do not be content to have religion for yourself alone. Love, charity, kindness, and sympathy are the truest proofs that we are real members of Christ, genuine children of God, and rightful heirs of the kingdom of heaven.

~ J.C. Ryle

Dear Mothers,

We have ample opportunity to do this every day in our homes as we take care of our husbands and children and practice hospitality to others.  What greater opportunity than to create a happy and love-filled home for our families?  When we train up our children in kindness and charity, we are truly leaving this world a better place.  I pray you may see this great duty you have been given as the blessing it is and how it fulfills the Great Commission.

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