Reflections on Interior World
“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage—BRENÈ BROWN
is ‘cor’ — the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest
forms, the word courage meant ‘To speak one’s mind
by telling all one’s heart.’ Over time, this definition has
changed, and today, we typically associate courage
with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this
definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level
of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly
and openly about who we are and about our experiences —
good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think
of as ‘ordinary courage.’”
“We must tell our stories to someone without consciously leaving out a chapter.”—LARRY CRABB (Safest Place on Earth)
What chapter(s) of your life do you consistently leave out? Why?
How does your understanding how Jesus views your need and pain give you freedom and courage to share this chapter(s)?