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6l4 TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER "
and there are thousands of people who do not see it
-^--it simply has never occurred to them. The glamour
of custom has fallen over them,' and Aey have never
thought of the frightful harm tfiat the custom has
,The same thing is true with regard to certain
articles of dress. There are certain kinds of feathers,
certain kinds of decorations, that can only be procured
at terrible cost in animal life—not only by the death
of the creatures concerned, but generally of other
young creatures depending on the mother for life.
People who wear these things are certainly criminally
careless. They are not desperately or intentionally
cruel—not in the least; they are simply doing what
other people do. They cannot aff<5rd to consider
these questions, lest Mrs. So-and-So should be better
dressed than they; and other considerations of the
sort come in. They do not see the thing from the
attitude of the Master in the least. I take it that we,
who are trying to follc^v Him, should definitely try
to see things from His point of view. That, at any
rate, is our clear duty, whether we do it or not.
Then He says:
Such things as those you would not do, I know;
(He is speaking here to pupils, but He gives us credit
for not doing such things as these.)
and for the sake of the love of God, when' opportunity
offers, you will speak clearly against them.