IT TAKES COURAGE

To live according to your convictions.
To be what you are and not pretend to be what you are not,
To say "No" firmly when those around you say "Yes."
To live honestly within your means and not dishonestly upon the means of others.
To speak the simple truth when by a little prevarication you can get special advantages.
When embarrassed by humiliating disaster to seek in your ruins the elements of future success and greatness.
In other words, it takes courage to be a Christian. It takes courage to get to heaven. It takes cross-bearing courage to follow Christ.