The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.
Christian duty touches all relations of life. It does not have to do only with communions and prayer-meetings. It includes all other actions. It tells us the kind of citizens we ought to be, how we should live with people, that we should not speak evil of any one, that we should not be contentious, but be gentle, showing meekness and patience even toward those who seem not easy to get long with. Once we were not Christians, and did not know the law of love, but lived in malice and envy, hateful and hating others. But now the kindness of god and His love have touched our lives, and we are to put away the things of our old life.
A gardener found a lump of fragrant clay, and when he asked, “Whence thy fragrance?” the answer was, “One laid me on a rose.” When the love of God touches our lives we ought to absorb its spirit, its sweetness. Christian duty teaches us to live the life of Christ amid the world’s evil.