Definition: (1) cause to become active; (2) very vigorous; brisk; lively; exciting; stirring;

Derivation: Middle English, (originally as a hawking and hunting term) “to shake the feathers”

• Men will never worship God with a sincere heart, or be roused to fear and obey Him with sufficient zeal, until they properly understand how much they are indebted to His mercy. — John Calvin (1509–1564) French theologian & reformer
• A man’s reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man’s character. In these reactions are revealed the man’s power to govern or his forced servility to yield. — David Oman McKay (1873-1970) American religious leader
• The movers and shakers on our planet, aren’t the billionaires and generals, they are the incredible numbers of people around the world filled with love for neighbor and for the earth who are resisting, remaking, restoring, renewing, and revitalizing. — William “Bill” Earnest McKibben (1960-) American environmentalist, author, & journalist