A sound education gives students a “habit of mind” to prepare them not just for the real world of society, but more fundamentally for the real world God has created.
Newman wants a “discipline of mind” in education, not some new system that looks good on paper.
The world God made has a natural law of cause and effect built into it. One act of love really benefits the whole of creation, and one sin harms the same whole. On the individual level, our personal sins, as well as our acts of love, mold our character moment by moment.