of queens, and the Church
has recognized it alike in the abbesses of the Roman Catholic
faith and in the deaconesses of Protestantism.
It has been developed more slowly in women, because the exigencies of home and child-bearing have largely preoccupied them and have made it necessary for men to undertake the task of organizing the life and labor of the world.
But no one who sees how rapidly women have come, during the last thirty years, into the charge of great benevolent operations, such as were once left to men only, can doubt the existence of a gradually maturing power in them, which shall yet make them far more potent factors even than now in public works.
Meantime, the knowledge of their own need of organizing mind should give them a good object-lesson in political economy, and enable them to understand much that is now puzzling.
As society advances to greater complication we need the organizing mind more and more; we cannot ignore its existence; we must have its service; we must pay its price.
For many years to come the natural organizers will have largely the management of the world; and almost all social inequalities result from the fact that there are still too few such organizers to get the world's work well done.