Courage

Pusillanimity

From Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung,¬†Glittering Vices, 9. A few years later, reading Thomas Aquinas (1224-74) on the virtue of courage, I happened across a vice he called pusillanimity, which means “smallness of soul.” Those afflicted by this vice wrote Aquinas, shrink back from what God has called them to be. When faced with the effort and …

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Pride and Anxiety

John Piper makes the point in Future Grace that anxiety often flows from weak pride. He says, “When pride is not strong, it begins to worry about the future. In the heart of the proud, anxiety is to the future what self-pity is to the past. What did not go well in the past gives …

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