Courage comes from the Latin word for heart cor and the French coeur. To have the heart for something means to be able to face something difficult or frightening and to persevere. Courage therefore does not mean not being afraid. It means to be afraid and go ahead and do the right thing anyway.
This post is a reflection on the gift of courage as it is experienced in daily life, with insights from non-Western religious traditions and Ignatian spirituality.