It is not the critic who counts… [but the one who] if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. (Theodore Roosevelt)

Roosevelt continues, “…so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Americans are known to be critics. There are enough “Monday morning quarterbacks” and “sidewalk superintendents” to fill the unemployment lines, no doubt. When the task is essential, though it seems impossible, the brave person accepts the challenge.

Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)