Decide with Moral Courage

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

—C. S. LEWIS,author and theologian


The word courage derives from the Latin word for heart, and heart-filled behavior comes in many forms. Physical courage is the willingness to put yourself in a position to endure pain or even risk survival. It manifests in those who risk injury or death in battle. By contrast, moral courage reflects thoughtful consideration of right and wrong before taking decisive action. That thoughtfulness involves contemplation of your values, the well-being of others, and the best course of action. While each demonstrated physical bravery, leaders like Nelson ...

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