Just as you do not know how the breath comes to the bones in the mother’s womb, so you do not know the work of God, who makes everything.
~ Ecclesiastes 11:5
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
~ Benjamin Whichcote
An aging country gentleman decides to go on a quest, recruiting a squire for his journey. Many they meet on their ride to revive chivalry think he is crazy, but he is sure of himself, singing his own virtue to the bemused “crowds.” He is empty as he starts, being filled up with only the knowledge he has gleaned from the many books on chivalry in his collection.
His squire stands by his side, a short paunchy farmer who comes to believe in the quest. Everyone they encounter thinks he is crazy, and many laugh at him, yet even in this impossible journey he changes lives, including his own. At the close of the play, he realizes his folly and gather around and sing back the dream that has changed theirs helping him to believe even as he dies.
Do you feel you are on a foolish quest? That you are not making a difference? Give your quest back to God, in fact, give it up. Only God knows the mystery of what is being formed, and the fruit is will bear and has already born. At the end of the play, Don Quixote dies, and the song is carried on.
Our dream is for the song to be carried on, and to teach others to sing it. Keep singing!
Because of Him,
The Impossible Dream (reprise)