Quest and Achievement

“We who remain here are now ready to send you out into a dark world.  We shall wait for your return.  It will not mean much, however, if you come back with successs in your hands.  We shall not be concerned over you achievements.  We shall, however, be happy if you come back with scares in your hands and a light in your eyes and the dust of a battle on your soul.  Let no man disturb your life in God!  Let nothing and nobody dim your vision of life as quest rather than achievement!  He shall cause you to see it with your eyes — and one day, late or soon, you shall go over!”  ~Rev. O.P. Kretzmann