Manuscript Releases, vol. 9 [Nos. 664-770]
Mr No. 726—Treatment of Others Reveals True Character
The supposed possession of such a high degree of refinement does not give one the least semblance of an excuse for treating those he thinks less fortunate than himself with discourtesy, with a storm of censure, becoming exasperated over their imperfections. He manifests that he is destitute of the very traits of character that he thinks that he possesses. 9MR 209.1
A man who has the true idea of what constitutes perfection of character will reveal the same fruit which he desires to see in others. He will by precept and example give evidence that he is endowed with a kindly, genial disposition, imbued with refinement and tenderness. He will have the finest touch in seeking to cure the wounds and bruises of the soul. He will be a co-worker with Christ and His Holy Spirit to renew and strengthen, to beautify and bring into conformity to the perfect model.—Letter 78, 1893, p. 2. (To E. J. Waggoner, January 22, 1893.) 9MR 209.2
Washington, D. C.,
May 3, 1979.