Daily Strength for Daily Needs

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May 6

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love. — Rom 12:10 WEB

In her tongue is the law of kindness. — Prov 31:26 WEB

Since trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles springs;
Since life’s best joys consist in peace and ease,
And though but few can serve, yet all can please;
Oh, let the ungentle spirit learn from hence,
A small unkindness is a great offence.

All usefulness and all comfort may be prevented by an unkind, a sour, crabbed temper of mind,—a mind that can bear with no difference of opinion or temperament. A spirit of fault-finding; an unsatisfied temper; a constant irritability; little inequalities in the look, the temper, or the manner; a brow cloudy and dissatisfied—your husband or your wife cannot tell why—will more than neutralize all the good you can do, and render life anything but a blessing.

You have not fulfilled every duty, unless you have fulfilled that of being pleasant.

Daily Strength for Daily Needs - May 6

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