Unite all virtues with love.
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."~Colossians 3:12-14
How much unity comes among people when the opposite virtues are present — mercilessness, harshness, pridefulness, hardness, restlessness, unforgiveness? The suffix "ness" on each word indicates that the word is in that state or quality. Who would want a life filled with those qualities?
Plus it seems it would be very hard to wrap love around those qualities with a desire to unite.
*Participating in Five Minute Free Writes
October 2014 - Day 29