Shaping and forming to reflect the ideal
There has never been the slightest
doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work
in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish
on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
No generation can bequeath to its successor what it has
not got . . . if we are skeptical we shall teach only skepticism
to our pupils, if fools only folly, if vulgar only vulgarity,
if saints sanctity, if heroes heroism . . . nothing which
is not in the teachers can flow from them into the pupils.
– C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), author