STOP AND THINK – For us, there is only the trying . . .  the rest is God’s business. (Father Richard John Neuhaus paraphrasing T. S. Eliot, one of the twentieth century’s major poets)

The only one who never fails is the one who never tries. Whatever the endeavor, it is sometimes the fear of failure that keeps a person from trying. But, if there is no trying, there is no succeeding, so we must not let fear keep us from making an effort. As Eliot and Neuhaus emphasize, we are not alone in our attempts; we must also trust in God.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).