"Research into the creation of courage shows an openness to experience and creativity. People are more courageous when they see they have options, which is one reason why depressed and negative people often are not courageous..."
So begins this article in CrossWalk linking creativity and courage. His case study is actually about Pope John Paul II, one of the best loved, and most memorable popes of our lifetime. Known best as Pope, he was also a poet, dramatist and used creativity in myriad ways. It's a lesson for us all, whether secular or ministerial. Powerful reading. Go read it here.