“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16, NIV
Did you notice the first five letters of the word courteous spell court? In old England, to be courteous was to act in the way of the court. The family and servants of the king were expected to follow a higher standard.
So are we. Are we not called to represent the King? Then “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
When Walter Hooper reported to C. S. Lewis a gravestone that read, “Here lies an atheist all dressed up with no place to go,” Lewis commented wryly, “I bet he wishes that were true.” Bert Ghezzi
I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another. Romans 15:14,
“Abortion solves no problem. But it kills a child, destroys the woman, weighs on the conscience of the father and often ruins family life.” — Pope Benedict XVI