Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shepastor: "Daring Greatly..."

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the fatih…” II Timothy 4:7, KJV

Today I’d just like to share a powerful, searching and compelling quote extracted from Brene` Brown’s book, Daring Greatly. This quote is not original with her, but she uses it to assert some powerful insights into what it means to live “wholeheartedly.” She quotes Theodore Roosevelt’s speech, “Citizenship in a Republic,” given in Paris, France, April 23, 1910…

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,

Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deed, who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”

May we, by faith, “dare greatly” in our work for the Kingdom!

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Until Next Wednesday,
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,
Pastor Chris

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