Sunday, January 17, 2016

The #1 Reason To Never Give Up


If you have ever reached a point in life where you are thinking about giving up on your marriage, on your life, or on your calling, read these great and encouraging words from the late Father John Richard Neuhaus:

And will we overcome? Will we prevail? We have overcome and have prevailed ultimately because He has overcome and He has prevailed. There are days in which you and I get discouraged. On those days I tell myself—I suppose almost every day I tell myself, sometimes several times a day—those marvelous lines from T. S. Eliot’s “East Coker,” where Eliot says, “For us there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” For us there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. Some people read those lines as lines of resignation, kind of shrugging your shoulders and saying, “What can you do?” But I read them as lines of vibrant hope. The rest is not our business. The rest is God’s business. Thank God, we are not God. Thank God, God is God.

Richard John Neuhaus, “Telling the World Its Own Story.” Available on-line at http:// www.colsoncenter.org/ search-library/ search? view = searchdetail& id = 21199.