Perseverance is the strong force enabling us to reach the end of whatever it is that we have started. Nobody will know how much one can accomplish, and there will always be uncertainty about if something is really possible or not. The fulfillment of what one has begun is the only desirable good, the only crown of fidelity.
Where does one find the strength to persevere?
I have found that it is through persistence and determination.
After forty-six years of living in Community, with many different companions along the way, and throughout all the different stages of life, I have full knowledge that perseverance makes Love possible; that love of the spiritual vocation which is manifest every day. And this is through the simplest things that happen every day.