circumstances, regulating their commercial transactions noless than their private devotions, interpenetrating theirsocial relations no less than their secret attitude towardsGod ; it is a sham and a pretence. I know of no such thingas a religion good for the inside of a church and not goodfor the outside, good for Sunday and not good for Monday,good for hymn-singing and not good for industrial enterprise. Religion is not a tender fragile thing, meant onlyfor gentle women and hours of sorrow and the solitudeof the secret closet. It is a strong hardy serviceablething, meant for the hard rough work, and the strangeperplexities, and the terrible problems, of life ; a thing forstrong men to carry about with them into workshops andfactories and streets and courts ; a thing that has to dowith social questions and politics as certainly as it has todo with lying and lust and drunkenness.The truth is, we want to take the Spirit of Christ intoall regions of thought and action far more than we do. Itis not only that people draw the silly line I have spoken of between religion and daily life, but even when they do feeland acknowledge that religion, or, let me rather say, theSpirit of God, ought to govern the more secular side of their life, they seem to me very often to stop short at thenarrow margin of personal and individual responsibility.They will hold that each man in his dealings is bound tobe honest and true and charitable, but they will not carrythis into the relations which subsist between bodies of men,or between class and class. Many a man will allow that,if he is guided by the Spirit of God, he must obey the lawwhich says, " All things whatsoever ye would that menshould do to you, do ye even so to them," But when it is104 THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IN DAILY LIFE.