"It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And though we are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are—
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will;
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
- from Ulysses, Alfred Lord Tennyson
I'm reminded of our many relatives and friends, made weak by many tumours, diabetes, cardiac issues, abnormal blood pressure, losing jobs, tumultuous relationships, daunting commitments especially those made to God... and I marvel at the human spirit that God made and looks to God for strength.
That which we are, we are. Strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.