Tuesday, January 1, 2008

a year of faith

Happy New Year to all! This morning, as I was reading and reflecting on 2007, I came across the following, inspiring challenge: "Far better to dare mighty things , to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat" [Theodore Roosevelt, 1899]. This was in the context of a spiritual charge given by Dr. John Haggai: "Attempt something so great for God that it is doomed to failure unless God be in it." Wow. A good word looking forward to this new year!

1 comment:

Leilanni said...

You may have seen this at some point, but check out Rick Warren's "A Radical Commitment".(uh - I can't figure out how to hyperlink in comments . . .it's on my blog or google it) It is a great, faith-challenging statement. I took me a month after reading it before I felt courage enough to jump into it! A great way to start the New Year!