In one of the attempts to scale Mount Everest before the final successful attempt in 1953, Mallory & his friend made a final dash for the summit but failed & today lie buried somewhere in the eternal snows.
They failed in spite of their tremendous determination, the discipline of long training and the personal sacrifice of money & life, to reach the highest point of the highest mountain in the world.
When one of the party, having returned to London, was giving a lecture, he had on the platform behind him a magnificent picture of Everest & as he concluded his address, he turned round & talked to the mountain thus:
“We tried once to conquer you & failed; we tried again & you beat us; but we shall yet beat you, for you cannot grow bigger, but we can.”
Mk 11:23 (NIV): “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” - Hannah More.
“The smile of God is the goal of your life.” - Rick Warren.