lated and unrelated, does not exist. Goodness implies agoal, an objetl, a something on which to expend itsenergy. The good life is the life that reaches out, thatfulfils itself in ministration to other lives. The lifethat counts is the life that serves ; the life that countsmost is the life that serves most.Service has many forms : to lead an army in free-dom's behalf, to help shape beneficent laws, to opennew fields of industry, to invent an implement thatlessens toil, to add to the literature of a people, topreach righteousness by word or example, to inspireother lives to their best efforts, to mitigate the suffer-ing or increase the happiness of men, — to do any of these things is to serve. But this by no means ex-hausts the list: to earn one *s daily bread, to keep thehome, to train up a child, to give a cup of cold water,to speak a kind word, to endure the reverses of for-tune with a brave heart, to receive graciously theministration of others when you are powerless to min-x ITRODUCTIOister to //tew, — these, too, are forms of service that j weeten life and benefit the world.What service is greatest no man may know ; fornone can disentangle the threads of particular aftsfrom the complicated texture of cause and efifefl anddiscover the far-reaching influence of little things.And it must also be borne in mind that oftentimesservice consists not so much in the achievement ojresults as it does in an attitude of spirit. The poets,with their clear discernment, confirm us in this."'Tis not what man Docs which exalts him, but what manWould do,"