Danger Of Letting The Light Go Out
( Originally Published 1902 )
AT a circus entertainment in San Francisco, a man with gaudy dress and all bespangled, entered the cage of wild beasts. He had them under such perfect control that he had to sting them with his whip to make them snarl and howl. The light went suddenly out and in an instant they sprang upon him, and though he screamed for help, they tore him to pieces before help could reach him.
Darkness is the curtain behind which vice hides and preys. It is said that the improved lighting appliances of cities has greatly reduced crime. It is the safe thing to keep the light of Christ's love burning in the heart, for if it shall burn low or go out, the wild beasts of evil passion will pounce upon and destroy the soul.