Jump and build your wings on the way down. (Ray Bradbury, late author and screenwriter)

A paratrooper’s first jump must be frightful. Yet, we’re told that it soon becomes exhilarating, a pleasure the jumper would never have if he hadn’t jumped out that first time. That takes a lot of courage, but as inspirational teacher, Audrey Moralez, says, “Courage is fear with wings.” Let’s not let fear stop us from attempting the difficult, even when the result may be unknown.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)