In every man there lives a spark of goodness
However lost he seem to human sight;
It is our duty then to find and tend it,
Breathing upon it purity and light.
It may not burn at once with radiant glory,
Yet it is worth the while to make it glow,
Raising the soul with momentary longing
Unto the height where it may live and grow.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
—Rev. L. P. Jacks