The bravest thing
How can I be brave and keep going? Good question.
There is an award-winning book by the artist Charlie Mackesy called ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’. His pages are illustrated with delightful sketches and profound thoughts.
In one picture the boy is riding on the horse and asks,
‘What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever said?’
and the horse replies, ‘Help’.
'Asking for help isn't giving up, it's refusing to give up.’
In this time of physical isolation, remember that there is always someone you can turn to, family, friend, neighbour or someone in church.
We so often say, ‘I don’t want to bother others with my problem’ and, ‘After all, there is always someone worse off than me’.
Our strongest strength often comes from elsewhere.
St Paul captures this so well in 2 Corinthians 12v10 when he says,
‘When I am weak, then I am strong’.
He was referring to a severe physical pain he was bearing at that time and how he found his strength come from another, in this case God.
How can I be brave and keep going? Any your answer is...?
To end with a smile, here is another Mackesy,
‘Do you have a favourite saying?’ asked the boy.
‘Yes’ said the Mole.
‘What is it?’
‘If at first you don't succeed, have some cake’.
‘I see, does it work?’