A certain literary agent sent me this rejection:
"Remember what Beckett said …
We wish you every success."
OBSERVATION: Well, they could have given me that success! But it seems to me that this ditty applies very much to ministry. One gives things a go. The result? No matter. It is more important to keep things turning, and all of it can be used by God. In reality, though, in ministry, I find that most things succeed.