Humility is Strength A proud sailor is very quickly a dead sailor. It is the man who regards the power of the sea with humility and awe who is best able to live in harmony with that power. There is no shame in being afraid and in saying so in prayer. Indeed, I felt great strength and relief when, in the midst of heavy weather off the coast of Cuba, I found the courage to admit to God, and to myself, that I controlled very little in my watery world, and that I relied totally upon God’s grace to see me through. It was then when I was truly fearless. It was then when I knew the greatest peace.
Alone on the vast sea»