Look around you, and you will behold a universe full of energy in motion. Action is, so to speak, the genius of nature.

By motion and exertion, the system of life is preserved. By its different parts continuously acting in subordination to one another, the perfection of the whole is carried on.

The heavenly bodies perpetually revolve. Day and night incessantly repeat their appointed course. Continual operations are going on in the heart and in the waters. Nothing stands still. All is alive and stirring throughout the universe.

In the midst of this animated and busy scene, should man alone remain idle in his place? Should a man be the sole inactive and slothful being in the creation, when in so many different ways he can improve his own nature; can advance the glory of the God who made him and contribute his part to the general good?