No one could say that George Smith didn’t have courage. A daring jet test pilot in the 1950’s, back when the sound barrier was first being broken, he could face anything – until he had to bail out of a jet going 805 miles per hour. Though he survived, he was afraid of ever flying again. Then, during his hospital stay a nurse gave him an antidote to fear. He took her words to heart: “Courage,” she said, “is knowing the worst – and discovering that, in God’s world, the very worst can’t really hurt you.”

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