Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesdays with Words :: Charlotte Mason on courage

Linking up with Dawn for Wednesdays with Words.

From Charlotte Mason's fourth volume, Ourselves:

Anxious fuss in the small emergencies of life, such as travelling, household mischances, pressure of work, is a form of panic fear, the fear that all may not go well, or that something may be forgotten and left undone. 
All undue concern about things and arrangements is unworthy of us. It is only persons that matter....
 But we do ourselves injustice by being anxious. We have been sent into life fortified, some more so, some less, with a Courage which should enable us to take the present without any fearful looking forward. 


  1. "it is only persons that matter." I like that. And, I'm thankful that she added "undue" in there. We're soon going on vacation and I need to start preparing for it; it is a concern for the persons who are going to make lists and pack wisely. But not be anxious. Thanks for linking in!

  2. Ourselves is such a great book. Full of wisdom!

  3. Convicting. As I fretted over spilt juice, missed toilets and the rest today. Trying to remember that it is the persons that matter.

  4. Excellent! I really need to read this book.

  5. I'm so glad she points out that COURAGE is just the thing we need to get us through the everyday "trials" of normal life - it's not only for soldiers on the battlefield or someone facing death, etc. Thank you for this helpful quote!


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