Sunday, 27 January 2013

Courage


            “Hatred is best combined with Fear.  Cowardice [or Fear], alone of all vices, is purely painful.  Hatred has its pleasures.  It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear.  The more he fears, the more he will hate.  And Hatred is also a deep anodyne for shame.  To make a deep wound in his love, you should therefore first defeat his courage.”
            - C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
            
    Courage is something without which it is hard to live for God’s Glory.  We need courage to be humble.  We need courage to be brave.  We need courage to do what is right, for God’s Glory, even if in so doing, we incur the dislike of others.  Fear of man makes us cower and go with the flow of things which are not right.  Fear of God alone will enable and encourage us to do what is Right for our blessing and His Glory. 

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Written by William Moore

1 comment:

  1. Well done!
    I love C. S. Lewis's ability to pin ideas in concrete form. And your concise definition of why we need courage is excellent too. Keep up the good work!

    Non Nobis Domini,
    Jordan

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