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Courage Defined

Today I received a newsletter from the monastery that I visit on occasion. It was full of articles and reflections from the sisters that touched my heart. One was about courage. It stated that the definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens you.” That grabbed my attention right there. I feel there have been many times that I have been afraid of what is going to happen, but I somehow push through. The article written by Sister Mary Colleen Schwarz, OSB, Vocations Director continued:

God says to “fear not,” “to be of good cheer,” and to “have courage” in our lives. Living in this pandemic takes COURAGE! We make daily decisions that influence our levels of anxiety, stress, danger, pain, anger, depression, doubts, loneliness, and fear. Employing courage helps us face these decisions and the consequences. In our Christian faith, do we open our hearts to seek God amid this pandemic?

To me, the sisters are very down to earth, relevant, and hope-filled. Thinking about this word, courage, I realized that I have been courageous in many circumstances and thanked God for the ability to do so. It was a good reminder that I am not walking through this life alone.

I Found God today reflecting on how courageous I have been.

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