The brave man is not he who is not afraid, but he who conquers that fear. (Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa)

Mandela had suffered long imprisonment for his public engagement in efforts to bring equality to the citizens of his country. He said, “I learned that courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.  What a challenge to us to pursue justice and not to give up when it’s tough but to endure for the sake of what is right.

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong (1 Corinthians 16:13).