Called to Courage

Called to Courage

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 Maya Angelou once said, “I am convinced that courage is the most important of all virtues because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently.” Unfortunately, we are living in a world that is moving from courage to cowardice. Social media has given everyone a platform and a means by which to say really awful things about other people that they would never say to their faces.  Beyond that, many of us will say things to our friends and neighbors about another person that we would flat out deny ever having said if that person confronted us directly. Though we know this is not the right way to live, it’s easy to feel trapped because society has

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Called to Courage

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 Maya Angelou once said, “I am convinced that courage is the most important of all virtues because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently.” Though many of us focus on love or peace when we think about cardinal virtues, the truth is that courage and bravery are what make all the other ones possible.  Unfortunately, we are living in a world that is moving from courage to cowardice. Social media has given everyone a platform and a means by which to say really awful things about others that they would never say to their faces. Sites like Facebook and Twitter have created a problem in our culture that finds us spouting off at acquaintances and even

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