“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” – Mark Twain
There is a different kind of courage, the kind the world does not often see or believe in. For to the world, courage has become a sort of a license to merely do what one wills. To the world, it is the violent man that is brave. It is the man that speaks loudly. It is the man that imposes and forces his own will so that others may obey in fear.
Yet what is courage? It is the willingness to stand alone if that’s what it takes to express his faith. It is refusing to do something wrong even if everyone else is doing it. It is acknowledging one’s mistakes. It is being able to speak softly even when others are already being rude.
Matthew 10:16 (WEB) “Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
“It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” – J.R.R. Tolkien