As a student, searching for the hidden meanings and thrilling at the unfolding beauties of some field of truth which we are investigating, we may love the thing we study for its own sake; and who of us does not feel in that way toward sections of our Bible, a poem, the record of noble lives, or the perfection of some bit of scientific truth?
But when we face about and become the teacher, when our purpose is not our own learning but the teaching of another, then our attitude must change.
We will then love our cherished body of material not less, but differently. We will now care for the thing we teach as an artisan cares for his familiar instruments or the artist cares for his brushwe will prize it as the means through which we shall attain a desired end.
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