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Fear…

October 17, 2019

…is a lie and a liar. Every time, no matter what. Nothing fear can suggest has any basis or reality. That’s because perfect Love casts out fear (see 1 John 4: 18), and perfect Love is God and God is ever present. So if God is never missing, there is never a moment when fear could actually be true – about anything.

One of Jesus’ biggest messages to his followers, including you and me, was “fear not.” He didn’t ever say being afraid was practical or necessary or made sense. He said “be not afraid.” And the Master lived what he taught. He wasn’t afraid of death or life. Or sin or sickness. Or hunger or thirst. Or the past or the future. Or those that were the same or those that were different. He wasn’t afraid to put his teachings to the test, even in his own crucifixion. His refusal to be afraid, even there, enabled him to walk out of the tomb alive and well.

And he expected us to do the works he did. Including to not be afraid. His disciples proved then that it was possible to follow that command, and his disciples today are proving it as well.

Since fear is a lie and liar, tell the truth about it. Tell the truth about God’s ever present Love that proves, by casting it out, that fear is nothing.

Fear is no thing. Nothing.

Love is all.