“All human beings are God’s handiwork. Each person is a very precious work of divine art. To make light of an artist’s work within the artist’s earshot is a cruel thing to do. To demean one of God’s most precious artworks when God is listening–and he always is–crudely dishonors the divine artist.”
Richard Mouw, Uncommon Decency: Christin Civility in an Uncivil World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010, page 46.