Text: Matt. 5:16
I.THE LAMP OFTRUTH
Truth is the fundamental element and law of all life.
Memory is a lamp that casts upon the present the light of the past. Memory is the spinal column of personality, linking our days together so that we know ourselves as the same person through all the years.
III. THE LAMP OF SACRIFICE
Sacrifice enters deeply into all our life. We cannot get one thing without giving up some other thing.
One of the main issues of education through all life is to tell us how to give things up and what to sacrifice in the interest of larger worth.
IV. THE LAMP OF OBEDIENCE
The first need of the mind is to bring all its faculties under self-control. It trains us in obedience to the laws of truth and trust, honesty and honor, righteousness and reverence, compressing all the element and energies of life into these ideals and thus turning their visions into victory.
V. THE LAMP OF POWER
By experience and effort we slowly learn to know ourselves and bring all our powers under discipline.
It takes deep insight and far foresight to see into the problems and per plexities of life, and education develops this power.
VI. THE LAMP OF BEAUTY
The inner beauty of the soul shines through the body and refines the face, cultivates the manners and adds a grace and charm to every aspect and expression of the person.
VII. THE LAMP OF LIFE
The highest fruit and flower of education is life. Power measures re sponsibility, and the more we have received the more we should give, or we are false to our privileges and to our human kind. In thus losing our souls we get them back in fuller measure and richer quality.