We all strive to be brave and have the courage to face our fears. According to Maya Angelou, the virtue of Courage, is so character-defining that it is foundational in exercising other virtues. Yet, we somehow allow fear of external threats or internal struggles to direct our lives.
We believe in courage so much that we place our lives in the hands of those who exemplify it. We allow others to be courageous for us and often are content to remain silent, but when is it necessary to stand up and lend a voice for what is just and good?
How are you being courageous in your life? What do you consider to be an example of courage? How can you build courage? “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
Join us next week, June 24, 2014, for The Red Bench: Interfaith Conversations that Matters at the St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721, as we talk about “Courage.”
The event is free and open to all. A light vegetarian meal will be provided. Please RSVP if you are attending.
Please note the location change and give yourself additional time to get there.
Parking: Ample parking is available at the location.
I looking forward to seeing you there.
Simone Talma Flowers
Interfaith Action of Central Texas