Mastering Manhood: Defining Courage
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C.S. Lewis
What does it truly mean to lead courageously? In the heart of scripture, 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, we find a profound directive:
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)
In some translations, “be courageous” is intriguingly rendered as “Act like men,” intertwining the essence of manhood with the virtue of courage.
But let’s delve deeper. Courage, by its very nature, is the choice and willingness to confront pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. It’s a concept often visualized as a bold charge into the external fray. Yet, perhaps there’s a more introspective dimension to it—a call not just to action, but to a deeper internal fortitude.
Imagine courage not merely as a shield against the external world but as an anchor within. It’s about mastering the tempest of emotions like fear and uncertainty that rage inside us. True courage is the quiet, steadfast resolve to not let these inner storms dictate our actions or erode our faith.
Mastering Manhood: Be Watchful (20 min)
We’re excited to share with you another enriching video this week, designed to take your understanding to a deeper level. Ever wondered what the SR-71 Blackbird, an iconic piece of aviation history, could possibly teach us about courage? Check out the video to find out!