First – Congratulations and Happy Birthday to my daughter, who just completed a collegiate level Calculus math class with an A-. FYI – Calculus was one math subject I never studied, because I couldn’t see any logic to the system. I’m very proud of her for her accomplishment.
My wife and I recently watched “Darkest Hour” – a movie about Winston Churchill starring Gary Oldman in the lead.
While I’m always impressed with Oldman’s ability to immerse himself in a role to the point of non-recognizable, what most impressed me in this movie was a quote at the very end. I’d like to share it with you all now.
“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”- Winston Churchill
Anyone who’s known me for very long, or been reading my blogs for very long, knows that I’m all about looking for ways to make better sense out of the world around us. I pay particular attention to areas where ordinary life and spiritual growth have the potential to intersect and cooperate. In that train of thought, I’d like to offer you a quote that was brought to my attention. It is attributed to a character played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2014 movie “Nightcrawlers” (which I have not seen, and do not endorse for only that reason).
“You know what FEAR means? False Evidence Appearing Real.”