Are you a hero or a coward?

Barcelona | Photo by Gale E
Barcelona | Photo by Gale E


This was the question after reading a great blog post by Walter Bright. Using the bible story of Esther, which he described as ‘reluctance meeting courage’ he encourages us to look at life from the same perspective i.e. are we reluctant to be courageous? Would we rather be cowards instead of heroes?

The biggest takeaway for me however was this:

Your entire race may not be facing extinction from a violent decree, but I’m sure you know somebody who’s life matters. Any maybe you have:

  • A platform
  • A voice
  • An Influence
  • Maybe you were brought to the Kingdom for such a time as this
  • Maybe you are uniquely positioned to show extraordinary courage

Stand up. Run in the right direction. Let your voice be heard. The only thing the poor, hurting, homeless, marginalized and disenfranchised need is someone who seeks justice, loves kindness and walks humbly.”

♦   ♦   ♦

As I close this one out I’ll be looking to see what I have out of those five items because I don’t want to be a coward … ever. Click HERE to read Walter’s post in its entirety but remember: you’ve got to go out and make life happen; you’ve only got one!!!



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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

4 thoughts on “Are you a hero or a coward?”

  1. In celebrating Esther’s heroism, let’s not overlook the incredible, tragic courage of Queen Vashti, who stood by doing right no matter the price in the face of a weak and vacillating husband and his court.


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