I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed.
– Booker T. Washington (1856–1915)
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” – G.K. Chesterton, in What’s Wrong with the World
The problem is not new. People begin in the faith but don’t finish. Today’s passage gives us the classic example.