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A Thought for the Week

by John M Grimes

"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." *
Today, perhaps more than at any other time, it takes a lot of courage to bear witness to our beliefs; to avoid compromise when we know it is wrong; and to stand resolutely by our convictions when conscience says we must. When we know we should do that which is right, and we don't have the courage to do it, it shows a lack of trust in God. It shows we don't realize He is the source and supplier for courage to face any disconcerting reality of life.
There is no substitute for courage. Nor is there a substitute for a trust in God. Would it not seem when you have the one, you have the other?
Courage with a conscience gives us strength to face distinctions between right and wrong; between the things we should do and should not do.................
* - James L. Allen