Pledge Ritual 4
Pledge Ritual 4//Follow the light of learning, it will guide you well. Though your heart may become faint and your footsteps may falter, keep moving forward. Patience overcomes all things, but emotions can mislead us. Their ways are clouded by sensation. Know that you have the right to be useful. To be a Beta Sigma Phi is to be worthy to follow the light of the torch. You must bear within you the spirit of immortal womanhood of which the torch is a symbol. You shall be kind, helpful, and friendly to your fellow beings. You shall be steadfast and faithful in the pursuit of the high ideal. You shall give the best that is in you to your work, to your life, and to your world. To be a Beta Sigma Phi is to renounce selfishness and to assume a queenly quest.// The fellowship of Beta Sigma Phi and the first great lesson of its sisterhood is love. It is love which springs between women united by the same great ideals. During the weeks ahead, there shall be lighted from this torch six others, six great perfections of your inner self, six ways of love. Our love shall be not only for living creatures, but that all embracing love for souls we never saw. Their messages have come down to us in works of art, music, and architecture. In sculpture, books, pictures, and dance we meet them. All the avenues of beauty and glory to which we may open our hearts and our minds in gratitude and growth. That love shall embrace ideas as well as persons. It shall grace both the heart and the mind through constructive action and service.//That love shall make us slow to expose a fault and eager to find and to believe the good and true. It shall cause us to share in whatever of good or sorrow may come to any one of us.//That love imparts to the body and to the spirit the full beauty and perfection of which they are capable.