". . it is the becoming that counts, not the achievements, not the roles in which we manage to mantle ourselves."
"There is no such thing as life without struggle . . . Life forges us in the struggle . . . all struggle is not loss . . . struggle is part of life . . . must serve some purpose in life."
[from 'Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope', by Joan Chittister, 2005]