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Minute Meditations

The Need for Courage

Jul 15, 2021
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Someone once told me he had taken up skydiving because he had no reason for not doing it except that he was afraid, and he did not want to start not doing things simply because he was afraid.  How much good is left undone and how many dreams and hopes are shattered for lack of courage? Fear can steal into our lives so subtly that we might not even recognize it at first. We may think it prudence at first, or good sense. But ultimately it shows its ugly head for what it is, a killer and a paralyzer of action and of the fulfillment that comes from doing. 

—from the book Song of the Sparrow: New Poems and Meditations by Murray Bodo, OFM

Song of the Sparrow by Murray Bodo


Thu, 07/15/2021 - 12:37 PM
Pray for our National and local leaders that God will instill true courage to put Christian teachings before all else while reflecting the compassion and love of Jesus.
Thu, 07/15/2021 - 03:11 PM
I agree. To avoid skydiving because it is risky & could result in death for no reason other than a dare is prudent The most important form of courage we need is the courage to do what is right & stand up for what is right, even when it is considered not expedient & not "politically correct". We need leaders who will be faithful to the Judeo-Christian ethic & to do the right thing BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING.

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