The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena . . . who strives valiantly, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in worthy causes. Who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement and who, at worst, if he fails, fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
On September 11 Todd Beamer completed his time on earth. His life ended while daring greatly. He did not die as a cold and timid soul knowing neither victory nor defeat.
What a prophetic piece you say? Actually its prophetic because of Todd’s commitment to be that kind of a person, one devoted to high achievement.
He lived life to its fullest.
(Courtesy Baptist Health System Pastoral Care Dept.)