This post is dedicated to the memories of my late father, who made huge scarifies to give his children the best in life. The picture might be blur but the memories are ever beautiful and bright.How do you find strength in weakness, your speech in speechlessness, to be different and upright in difficulty, strong in mistakes? It takes courage! The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery!
Courage enables one to stand for the truth in the midst of death threats.
Lots of it is also needed to truly love someone; a family member, friend, spouse/partner. To wholly accept them for who they are no matter how dicing the circumstances surrounding you. To die for them! Remember our Lord Jesus needed courage on the cross too and for a moment “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46. Yet, he gave in to the will of the Lord “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.Luke 22:42”.
Hence, the trueness of love is unconditional. In which case the price you pay for loving that person is not compared to the prize you get in return that’s if you do get one. However, the return for what you give isn’t why you love that person because if it is, it sure can’t be called true.Courage is the reason one could be able to go the extra and extra (endless) miles and be completely absorbed in the person they care for. Honestly, it's not easy to love humans with all of the complicating composition of the good, bad and ugly character exhibition.
It is sure courage to love that makes a mother farm and starve herself to give her child good education, same courage for a father to chose to pay his child's school fees and delay the purchase of the medication for his failing health, courage for a friend to give up her or his life savings to bail out another friend from trouble........etc.No one knows tomorrow, so, one cannot be sure if the people involve will reciprocate in like manners if the case is to be reversed tomorrow. Yet courage keeps them doing right.
Courage in different phaseMoral courage: To stand for what’s right at all time and in all situations
Emotional courage: To get rid of bad emotional reactions and zero in on pure ones and be able to tell emotional repression from true feelings.
Spiritual courage: To be able to walk away from evil and live above sinPolitical courage: To be able to stand apart in the act of bribing and corruption, putting the welfare of the masses uppermost in your dealings.
Courage is the one thing to keeps a man sane in insanity. Without courage a man is like the walking dead. Keep your courage! Keep your life!!
Have fruits bearing day and week!