The cardinal virtue of bravery comes into play most dramatically at testing points, and we experience these great and small moments of testing all the time.
Nowhere is a testing point more clearly demonstrated than in the act of forgiveness. When my wife and I get into an argument, I struggle with humbly apologizing. It’s all too easy to fixate on how I was wronged, and it’s also all too easy to forget my part in the argument.
But bravery isn’t defending your position. It’s admitting your wrongdoing and asking for forgiveness. The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to humbly repent is the most heroic.