Courage, valour, strength, power, perseverance and other such virtues sound like the language of the warriors, fighters and soldiers. They seem either alien or irrelevant to the meek, weak, marginalised, less privileged and the like. But as these instincts or traits seem usual, conventional or even traditional among some communities or even packs of beasts on the earth, if paid proper attention to, break opens blinding light to the paradigm called hope.
But before we could delve more into this paradigm, it is a must to clarify and reassure that courage, bravery and strength of body and will is universal and not a privilege to an elite cult or race or community of people. Some of the bravest and most courageous thoughts, words and deeds have been the produce of men and women whose outward appearance, religious legacy, socio-economic standards have been less relevant to the world. Mahatma Gandhi, Catherine Anne Seaton, St. Damian, St. Maximillian Kolbe, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. Maria Goretti to name a few. Continue reading