That Great Purpose


Keep about your work.
Let your aim be as steady as a star.
Let the world brawl and bubble.
You may be assaulted, wrangled,
insulted, slandered, wounded and rejected.
You may be chased by foes,
abused by them, forsaken by friends,
despised and rejected by others,
but see to it
that with steadfast determination
and with unfaltering zeal
you pursue that great purpose of your life
and the object of your being
until at last you can say:
"I have finished the work
which you, dear God, have given me to do."

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