Courage is the starting point of everything good. To love another is to automatically feed the fire of courage. Everyone knows a mother will do anything to protect her children. Love turns the gentle lamb into a lion. Love gives us a mighty weapon. We cannot be humiliated when we are fighting for someone or something we love. We will not give up when we are fighting for loved ones. We will certainly die for that which we hold dearer than our own life. Do not underestimate the power of one who loves. An enemy who fights for selfish reasons can always be defeated and will have weak spots and limitations. One who fights for love will not concede. As we evolve, those loved ones extend out from one’s family to include all of humanity. We need courage to keep going, to try again, to value ourselves and our destiny. Courage is the basis of greatness. It is also the basis of all growth. No matter who we are or what we must do in life, we will need courage to progress and grow.
Courage and confidence will grow over the years with practice and self-awareness. Even the weakest and most scared of us can become brave. One simply has to realize that the alternative is worse. To follow our fears, betray our soul, dishonour our talents, remain silent when a voice is required, and fail to protect those in our care is worse than anything that could happen to us by standing our ground. We are never alone. God will help us. God has all the power of Life and beyond. We learn to have confidence in Grace to save and help us so that, each day, our courage grows. Such is the courage that gains respect from others. More importantly, we gain respect for ourselves.