Weekly Devotional

Lent II

Reflection by Liz Garrigan-Byerly

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.   ~Mark Twain

Our Common Conversations’ prompt this week was “Courage is…” and the responses included:

  • Parenting
  • Spotlight
  • Listening to the voice in your head
  • Taking care of the earth
  • Doing the limbo at the church luau
  • Following Jesus
  • Dalton Trumbo
  • Saying yes
  • Saying no
  • Standing up for yourself
  • Claiming Jesus as the one you follow
  • Will Avila
  • Being yourself amidst and against pressures not to be
  • Be not afraid

Do you think of yourself as courageous? Why or why not?

What helps you have courage?

Check out the TED Radio Hour on Courage for stories and inspiration to continue the conversation.

Prayer: Holy God, when fear or doubt or denial creep in, be our light and our salvation, that we may be your courageous people. Amen.

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