Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 74: October 3, 1912
N 0 one will say that this ideal is within the possibility of attain ment during man's three score and ten years of mortality. We must consider perfection as a relative term and apply it to different spheres of existence. As man climbs rung after rung of the gospel ladder that is to bring him to perfection, he still beholds his ideal in the distance, as the lofty Alps calling him up higher. The thing of importance to us is to know that each step towards the attainment of this ideal is as perfect as possible in our several spheres of life. Then when we conceive man as capable of continual improvement and privileged to live eternally, and the ideal, which before seemed so lofty and remote, becomes much clearer, and is seen to be within the possibility of ultimate attainment.
Let us realize the sublimity of this ideal and make it ours, and then our conduct in life will be right, because anything that savors of ungodliness will be out of harmony with our ideal. He who hitches his cart to a star is sure to ride higher than he who hitches it to a hill.
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