If Something is Worth Doing…

My pastor included this quote in our order of worship today.  I had seen it before, but was glad to see it again.  Here’s to those of you that have entered a good work and continue to persevere:

 

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; but he who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

~ Teddy Roosevelt