STOP AND THINK – Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. (Denis Piderot, 18th century French philosopher, art critic, and writer)

Some have thought that we live in a generation and culture of mediocrity. That’s probably not entirely true. But it may well be that whatever achievements our generation has accomplished are the results of extraordinary ambition—a passion that pushes a person to an extreme effort that enables him to reach higher than even he ever thought possible.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness … knowledge … self-control … perseverance … godliness … mutual affection … love. (2 Peter 1:5-7)