Read the words of Maya Angelou with a reflective heart.

I am convinced that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistently. You can be kind for a while; you can be generous for a while; you can be just for a while, or merciful for a while, even loving for a while. But it is only with courage that you can be persistently and insistently kind and generous and fair.

— Maya Angelou

This coming Sunday, as part of our current series on courage, we’ll explore “everyday courage.” How do we develop the courage to live each moment with wisdom and grace. Angelou’s words remind us that courage is needed in the little corners of life. Courage must invade our everyday actions. If it doesn’t, all other virtues suffer.