Signs of the Times

[From the Lethbridge Herald, Alberta, Canada]

Ideals are splendid things. But ideals are of no consequence unless we seek to put them into practice and so allow them to govern our lives and to influence us in every way. Ideals should not be viewed merely in the light of golden images. It is not merely the glamour but the reality of ideals which should possess us. We can only show an honest and sincere belief in ideals in making them our guidance, and so manifest in ourselves that we are not merely stirred by their glitter. In the way we ourselves live up to our ideals, the more will ideals gain in the estimation of the world. We cannot merely honor things or admire things with our mouths—this is lip service. What we need to do with our ideals is to take them to our heart.

March 24, 1934

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