By: Kathryn Perry
Readings: Psalm 17; Zechariah 3:1-10; 2 Peter 2:4-21
Courage: from the Latin (Cor) by way of French (Cour)
Courage cannot exist without fear. Bravery, valour have no merit if we are not afraid. Courage is made manifest when we are terrified but still find the strength to do what it is right. To get out of bed and face days filled with challenges. To look in the mirror and still find love for the person who is looking back at you. To admit to others that you have fears, doubts, and do not know what to do next. To cry aloud in our gardens of Gethsemane that we do not want to go to the cross then realize that the only way to put fear behind you is to move toward what scares us.
Dear God, during this season of remembering mortality and miracles, help us to open our hearts even further to see our fears and through them find courage to continue the journey.