C.S Lewis writes “Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one…”

To live and lead with courage is to love so much that your heart is vulnerable to being “wrung and possibly broken.” And yet, when your heart is wrung or broken you can choose to keep it engaged. Silencing your survival instincts, trusting God to heal and strengthen your heart, you keep giving yourself – fully – to your life.

This is no small matter. If it were, the world would be full of powerfully courageous leaders. Imagine if the Church was a gathering place, an equipping place, and a sending place for leaders like this.

– Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage