Following Jesus takes courage. Living out your calling requires courage. Saying yes to God's plan for our life takes courage. Being obedient - all the way to the last drop takes courage. Living by faith and stepping out in faith takes courage. Obeying the voice of God takes courage.
Jesus never said following him would be easy. The "narrow path" is anything but easy, and definitely not for the faint at heart. But He promised to be with us - in the middle. His grace will carry us through and the breath of the his Spirit will give boldness to our courage.
We need courage every day! May we be people who continually encourage one another to keep courageously following Jesus. We can give courage to one another and speak courage over and into the lives of those around us.