“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” Maya Angelou
We Do Not Belong
We do not belong to those given up,
Who hold their breath and hope,
Those who are trying it for size.
Who look in the mirror, think of a magazine cover,
And hate the wrong thing.
We do not belong to those who want more,
But rather those who reach for less,
Less naked ambition, less ignorance or us and them,
Less of the easy prize and, instead, more of the cost.
We do not belong to the quick reward,
The uneasy pay check, the half hearted OK,
Even less the complete sell out,
The Whatever It Takes.
Because things matter, He matters, we matter,
And if we give up and give in, what then?
Neither one thing or another?
Light is never diminished,
Except when obstacles make shadows.
I don’t want to belong to the shadows,
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.” Ephesians 2v19, NIV
He believes in you.