I have found a way forward for my thinking. It is grounded in these quotes:
Albert Camus wrote of the feats of Sisyphus pushing the boulder back up the slope
just as Luke 21:19 says thatthat the struggle of Sisyphus is enough to fill a man's heart.
And yet It will not be easy and it will take courage. Therefore, I look back to Camus who also wrote:by your endurance you will gain your souls.
Courage is what love looks like when tested by the simple everyday necessities of being alive.
Susan Sontag also wrote of courage in her timeless and increasingly timely meditation on the power of principled resistance to injustice,
I am ready.Courage inspires communities: the courage of an example — for courage is as contagious as fear.