Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. (T. S. Eliot, 20th century British literary critic)

Lots of people avoid risks at almost any cost. They carefully plan every move to avoid the least possibility of danger or harm. Others seem to have no fear. They climb mountains, swim oceans, do daredevil stunts. Eliot encourages the kind of risk-taking that is a careful adventure beyond the status quo to discover one’s creative abilities and expand knowledge and experience.

I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me… (Acts 20:24)