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Monday, November 30, 2009

what makes the dawn come up like thunder

Courage

Defined by dictionary.com:

–noun
1.the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
2. Obsolete. the heart as the source of emotion.
—Idiom
3. have the courage of one's convictions, to act in accordance with one's beliefs, esp. in spite of criticism.


Defined by the Cowardly Lion:

"What makes a King out of a slave? Courage!
"What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage!
"What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk?
"What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage!
"What makes the Sphinx the Seventh Wonder? Courage!
"What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage!
"What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the ape in ape-ricot?
"What have they got that I ain't got?"
"Courage!"
"You can say that again!"

Defined by scripture:

"But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ."
Philippians 3:7-8

Defined by Brett Wilson:

Simply, something I wish and pray I had more of.


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