With faltering steps, the old prophet drew near, reached out, and put a bony hand on his shoulder.
"In the name of God for Whom I speak," he called out, "your past, present, and future efforts are accepted of Him. Be free now to serve without worry or anxiety. This does not mean that you are perfect, that you will not have sore trials, or that you will not make mistakes. But God trusts your heart to learn from and correct your mistakes, and to ask for the help and strength you need. Go now. Your choices, plans, and actions will continue to fall short of the world's (and even your own) approval at times, but you will remember this moment and be comforted that God works His secret Will through all those who love and strive as you do."