What Courage Means
Have you ever owned up to breaking a window pane while your friends hid behind a car? Have you ventured out of your house, at night, to check on that howling sound? Have you shouldered the blame for not completing your homework instead of giving your teacher an excuse?
If your answer is a yes to any of the questions above, you surely know what courage means! Courage is most often associated with a soldier fighting a war or a firefighter rescuing a victim from a burning building. Earthquake and accident victims also show enormous courage to face their situation. Although these are great acts of bravery, we too can learn to show courage in our daily actions.
At the earliest level, learning to ride a bicycle without training wheels, leaving your mother’s hand on your very first day of school and jumping into a swimming pool for the very first time, without a float, all require great amounts of courage.
As we grow older, we must learn to show courage in other areas of our life as well. Taking responsibility for our actions without fearing the consequences, raising our voice against wrongdoing and preventing injustice towards another person are some ways in which we can show our integrity and courage.
God has blessed us with many virtues. Courage is definitely one of the finest amongst them.