The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards. (T. H. White, British novelist)

Remember those old black-and-white western movies? The white hats always beat the black hats. Among all the frightened cowboys there was always a John Wayne, the bravest of them all, never showing fear and always winning the battle (and the belle, too). In reality, White is probably right. The brave are those who do their duty in spite of their fear.

Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)