And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? (Matt. 5:47).
Some said Friends loved none but themselves. Fox replied:
We love all men and women, simply as they are men and women, and as they are God's workmanship, and so as brethren and children of Adam and Eve by generation . . . We love them all as they come to be the sons of God by adoption, and can say, Abba, Father, in the heavenly brotherly fellowship, and we are commanded to do good unto all, especially to the household of faith . . .
Excerpted from "Mind the Heavenly Treasure" by Gary Bowell