Hope’s Partners – Courage

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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.              -Nelson Mandela

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“Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”  -Maya Angelou

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” -Alan Cohen

Did you know it takes courage to hope? Hoping for something is taking a risk. Sometimes we don’t get what we hoped for in life. Having the courage to hope anyway is absolutely necessary to move forward in our hope. It takes courage not to give up as much as it does to get started in the first place. We must employ its strength to begin and move forward in hope. Do you have the courage to hope?

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