Courage is the confidence of thoroughgoing honesty about those things which one professes to believe.  Courage is the practice of facing facts of life, the facts of material discovery or spiritual progress, on the assurance of sonship with God.  Courage was the heart of Jesus’ teachings.  Courage is the strength of character. 
Ascendant children of time, before reaching Havona, must exhibit an indomitable courage in face of immensity, and to exercise unconquerable faith when confronted with the challenge of the inexplicable.  Faith generates profound courage despite adversity and calamity.  Sadly few persons on Urantia take delight in cultivating the qualities of courageous and independent cosmic thinking.  Friendship is indispensable to the maintenance of the courage to fight those battles consequent upon the ascent to the higher levels of human living.  The danger of courage is that sometimes leads to recklessness, presumption, and self-pride. 
Jesus’ courage was magnificent, but he was never foolhardy. His watchword was, “Fear not. ” His bravery was lofty and his courage often heroic. But his courage was linked with discretion and controlled by reason. It was courage born of faith, not the recklessness of blind presumption. He was truly brave but never audacious. 
It is easy to die in the line of physical battle when your courage is strengthened by the presence of your fighting comrades, but it requires a higher and more profound form of human courage and devotion calmly and all alone to lay down your life for the love of a truth enshrined in your mortal heart.