45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
[1 John 3:16-18]
When writing about a person's character, "nothing is harder to make real than holiness." Holiness is not a human quality at all, like virtue. Holiness is... not something that people do, but something that God does in them.
—Frederick Buechner, (resource) Our Daily Journey with God