Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but. . . following them you will reach your destiny. (Carl Schurz, German American reformer)

You won’t fully reach your ideals, either, Schurz says. But like the sailor following the stars, if you choose your ideals “as your guide, you will succeed in the process.” They may seem unreachable, but never give up doing your best to live up to the ideals that will give you a rich life and will also be a benefit to others.

May God’s peace and mercy be upon all who live by the principle of God’s new creation. (Galatians 6:15-16 paraphrased)