Bonham: When you contributed to the FCA Hockey New Testament, you talked about courage and fighting fear. What has the Bible taught you about those concepts?
Cullen: So often in the Bible we see the words “Do not fear” or “Do not be afraid.” When we give in to fear, it’s because we’re not trusting God. What are we afraid of? Everything is out of our hands anyway. It’s a matter of doing what you’re guided to do and trusting that it’s the right thing. Courageous people do that regardless of what others think or say. The people that follow through on God’s will are the people that trust Him.
Bonham: Are there any Bible stories that have personally inspired you along those lines?
Cullen: The first thing that jumps out in my mind is David versus Goliath. That’s one of the first stories we ever learn as kids. That’s one of the most inspirational stories about courage. David stood in the face of terrible odds and defeated the giant. I love reading that story to my boys. Being courageous is doing something isn’t easy or fun but you do it because it’s the right thing to do. Of course, Jesus was the most courageous man who ever lived. He prayed and asked God to take the cup from Him before He went to the cross, but He still went because He knew that’s what He was supposed to do.
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