January / February 2003
The Worth of a Soul
How inestimable does the worth of the human soul appear—how clearly is it seen to exceed that of the whole world—when we view it as endowed with the capacity of being made equal to the angels!
How momentous an event occurs when such a soul is born into the world; when an immortal being commences a flight through endless duration—a flight which will raise him high to an equality with angels or plunge him low among malignant fiends!
Think of this, ye parents! Ye, to whom is committed the care of giving to this flight its earliest direction, and on whom largely depends, under God, what its termination shall be.