A life of courage

We all admire courage when we see it. We often think of it being exemplified by men and women in the military, or by others caught in war zones. We see it in acts of bravery by police officers, rescue crews, reformers, and others.

But courage is needed throughout the vast scope of human life, by all of us. Parents often need courage in seeking to do what’s best for their children. Schoolteachers may need it to deal with difficulties in the classroom. Business owners may have to resist pressures to use unethical means in conducting their businesses. Even teens often need courage to quietly stand up to intense peer pressure or bullying at school, and live and act in accord with their highest sense of what’s right.

Whatever the circumstances, true courage is a moral quality that ultimately has its source in God and partakes of genuine goodness. It’s manifested in a humble stand for what is right, or a selfless willingness to do what is difficult, in order to bless others.

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May 30, 2016

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