STOP AND THINK – The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back. (Abigail van Buren, late advice columnist)

Being nice to people who are nice to us is easy. Treating people well who can do us some good in return is also easy. It’s the converse of these behaviors that is so much more difficult and will demonstrate our inner qualities—our character. We should determine to practice the “Golden Rule,” treating well with love and kindness those who may not act well in return.

Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)