Wednesday, April 21, 2010
LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR
Have you noticed how fear can easily spoil a good day? It ruins joyous events, spoils happy relationships, destroys anticipated celebrations, and robs us of peace. Sadly, this destructive emotion has a wild nature, being tough to control. It centers in wanting to remain safe. Fear presents itself as a guard against possible danger. Still, controlling it lies within each of us when we step into a new outlook: love. “Perfect love casts out fear.” Allow authentic care and concern for the person to overshadow fear. Love melts our hyper sensitivities and apprehensions. But fears will crowd back in when we insist on protecting ourselves. And when it is circumstances we fear, our love for our Almighty Father who holds the whole world in His hand, dissolves our fear. Love gives us wonderful freedom.