How people embrace family values does to some degree determine how they will face and endure through danger, opposition, accusation, tragedy, and other difficulties. The concept of happy selfless family (indicated by the presence of MQ) is the foundation that God has vested in humanity to bless it.[i]C. S. Lewis takes Plato, who would have every infant “a bastard nursed in a bureau,” and Elyot who would have the boy see no men before the age of seven and, after that, no women, and compares them to the “obstinacy of real mothers, real nurses, and (above all) real children.” He stated that it is to the latter that “we owe our thanks for preserving the human race in such sanity as it still possesses.” [The Moral Quotient, 2008, p. 20]

The men depicted above, some foreign in culture, and many of them highly qualified in their own country, nevertheless work by the sweat of their brow to put their children through university. We see the character of God in such assiduous sacrifice and labor, and must respect and applaud it, and do likewise.

[i] 2 Thessalonians 1:10-2:7