Archive for the ‘courage’ Category
Retired Infantryman Brendan Marrocco spoke at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday, the day he was to be discharged. Mr. Marrocco received a two-arm transplant after losing all four limbs in a 2009 bomb attack in Iraq. The surgery has been performed in the U.S. only seven times.
While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
– Luke 2: 6-7
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid.’
– Matthew 1:20
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
– Marianne Williamson
A Return to Love
I asked God if He was testing me–and once again I put my hands together to pray. Yet it was difficult to find my quiet place to talk with God while the devil was screaming in my ear.
– Immaculee Ilibagiza
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
This is one of the most honest and frequently given excuses I hear. ‘I just don’t have the moral courage to be open about my faith.‘ By definition, moral courage means you are willing to act on your convictions even if it costs you something, such as social acceptance or convenience.
– Randy Hain
The Catholic Briefcase