Augustine of Hippo paints it like this, “Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”
I offer it like this. A gathering of women, in a safe place, cutting their place in this world, in spite of pain and loss, in spite of broken dreams and unmet expectations, and most of all, in spite of trepidation and fear.
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2 thoughts on “Finding the Courage to Change”
Finding the courage to change is maybe the hardest part. . . . sometimes it is not the courage to change but that the pain of remaining the same becomes stronger than the fear of change. There have been times I have embraced/endured change because I was fed up with the pain, frustration, etc Other times, it took all the courage and grace God extended to me to take that first step to start on the path of change. As I look at needed changes I am facing, it is not so much courage I need as willingness to face the change and work my way through it. I know life will be better on the other side. I just don’t want to deal with what it will take to get to that other side!
Hi there Jo Ann!
I just loved the quote of Augustine of hippo. The only way anger can be useful if it is directed to make a change. Isn’t it Gandhi who said: ‘Be the change that you desire’? Keep up the good writing!