There is the temptation to get comfortable in our faith and to convince ourselves that we are living the holiest life we can: that going to church and saying our prayers is enough. But is faith really only about wrapping ourselves up into our own private devotion? Is that really what Jesus has taught us to do as His followers?
Are we fearless in the face of injustice, as Jesus himself was? Are we willing to lend our voice to those who are voiceless and to causes that are unpopular, in spite of what others may think? It is often easier to stay silent, even when we know that God expects us to speak loudly and with conviction.
This type of bold faith is not always easy or comfortable. In fact, this way of living takes courage. Having valiant faith really demands that we stand strong against suffering, inequality and injustice, following the example Jesus himself set forth.
As His disciples, we travel as closely as we can the path that He himself took to His Father. With bold determination, we are called to sometimes take the road less traveled. Let us never get so comfortable or complacent in our faith that we are unwilling to walk courageously in His footsteps. This is the surest way to have valiant faith.