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From: "Diane Kerchner" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] For the Women on the List
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 08:38:12 -0700
Thank you, Wayne, for this reminder of the value of women.
Diane Marie Kerchner
On Behalf Of Wayne Webb
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 8:15 PM
To: Brethren Mailing List
Subject: [BRE] For the Women on the List
I thought you might enjoy reading this as it is quite poignant.
"By S. T. Carpenter
"Her sphere is boundless as space, her power commensurate with her
energy; her rewards comprise the worth of Time and Eternity. Her rights
have no bounds but reason and prudence, for every right is hers, save only,
the right to do wrong. By her influence she sways the world, for it is the
sentiments of maternal intuition, cultivated and matured by female influence
in subsequent life, that mould and regulate the character of the man. Hence
the author, the statesman, and the teacher are but her representatives,
through whom she governs, the means by which she holds and controls the
destiny of nations. The first lessons of love, purity, and devotion are
taught by her, and through all the walks of life, she is a God-given angel
of mercy to man, ministering to his wants, soothing his afflictions and
constantly instilling by her influence, and example the sacred lessons of
the divine teacher. Thus she is the messenger of Heaven which is the
highest calling earth can boast!
. Nor is this all. She is the ornament, the life and soul of the social
circle. Here she can punish with a tear, reward with a smile, or encourage
with a look. Her very voice is music to the ear and luxury to the heart.
How does a kind word from her lips reward the faithful, encourage the
fainting, reprove the erring, or rebuke the wicked! Her presence throws
enchantment o'er all the scenes of the home circle, rendering it an Eden of
love, and nursery to of virtue to man. Her mission then is truly a noble
one, and her responsibilities great, requiring unceasing toil, undying
energy, patience, love, and purity, and she should be rewarded and
encouraged with that affection, kindness and tenderness so essential to her
happiness. Then can she feel that she is the light of the household, the
embellishment of the social compact, the hand-maiden of Heaven, the heart
and soul of national honor and the safe-guard of human integrity; nor will
she feel that hers is an unreward!
ed toil when she recollects that hers, if faithful, are the rewards of
eternal recompense amid the undying splendors of heavenly beatitude in the
kingdom and habitations of the blest.
"Virgil City, Mo."
Past Editor: Brethren Roots
P.S. And yes I know where I obtained it and who the author was, even back
to his great-grandparents.
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