Good afternoon brothers and sisters,
As often happens, Heather broadens and deepens my faith. She shared a post with me advocating the spiritual discipline of courage. Most of us have heard of the disciplines of prayer, fasting, study, meditation. Yet courage is a discipline practiced by Christians throughout history. Courage to stand for our faith in spite of mockery or persecution; courage to forgive someone who has hurt you – or courage to love an enemy! Courage to stand for justice. Courage to be a peacemaker in a time of conflict and discord. As is true with all spiritual disciplines, courage is developed by an active and healthy life of prayer. As we read in II Timothy 1: 7: God’s Spirit doesn’t make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us power, love, and self-control.
Be strong in faith and love. God bless.