Where are the Exemplars of Courage?
Who are the exemplars of courage in society today? Often they are pop-culture icons or sports stars with little evidence of moral fiber. It seems to me that the courageous have become an endangered species…and not just in society but in the Church.
Think about it.
Wikipedia defines an endangered species as a population “at risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in number or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters.”
Can you see that these conditions are true of the Church today? We’re left with what I call a “culture of cowardice.”
– Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage