Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Virtue of the Month: Courage

Courage is having the strength to do what we need to do.
Courage is when we go ahead when we are afraid.
Courage is needed when there are things we have to change, especially if we know it will affect other people and there is a possibility that they won't like what we are doing.

There are many different kinds of true courage:
  • Courage that stays cool and calm in troubled times
  • Courage that stands up for what is right
  • Courage of acting according to your faith in God
  • Courage of trusting yourself and refusing to follow the crowd when the crowd is wrong

Another name for Courage is Fortitude.  It is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so you have it.
Do you use it?

Jesus once said to his disciples who were caught in stormy weather in a boat:
Have COURAGE, it is I.

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