“ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ”
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.