Dr. Cosmo Gordon Lang (Archbishop of York) :
" Oh, you queens, you queens ! If you understood how great is your power, if you only realised that something has been given you that is more powerful than public meetings, votes, and discussions, how you would value the honour that is yours !
" What have you women to do with queens ? I will tell you. You have everything to do with queens, for if you are mothers you are queens. Where God has set you you rule, and you are there by Divine right. No one can question your place or authority. Your kingdom opens the way to every other kingdom.
' You would be astonished, no doubt, if I were to address you as your majesties. But what, indeed, can be more majestic than the rule and control of human souls and English homes on behalf of the nation ?
" There are many forces about us which are attacking and undermining our homes, and I call upon you queens to rise and defend your kingdoms. There is nothing, for instance, upon which the home more firmly rests than the strength and sacredness of marriage. This is the corner stone upon which the home life of the people rests. If that corner stone is dislodged or shaken, then we must expect to see much of our national life crumbling away."
Dr. Handley Glyn Moule (Bishop of Durham) :
" For the whole home's sake you will let it be plain that home is your own magnetic centre. Never lightly will you wander from it. That pernicious custom of the ' week end,' which is taking the heart out of countless homes will be no practice of yours. Far rather you will take care that the Lord's Day particularly finds you there.
"You will see to it that your home Sundays are Lord's Days indeed. The whole drift of the modern world, to our disaster, is setting the other way. But you will not go with the dull drift. To be sure, you will take care that the Sunday is to your children the antipodes of a gloomy day. You will let it rather be a day of special home sweetness. With every artifice you will make the meals bright ; you will study the happiness of the young ones with talks and books and pictures, and whatever else will make an hour dear to their memories.
" But if you take my counsel, you will firmly maintain the real differences between the reading and recreation of Sunday and those of week-day. Believe me, their minds as well as their souls will bless you for this in later life.
"And you will accustom them to regular, reverent worship and listening in church as soon as they can understand at all what it means, letting them see plainly enough that you ' love the habitation of His house ' yourself, and that to you the Christian Sabbath is sweet."