Fear and Love

March 12, 2021
Good afternoon

” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” from I John

I am still on the road of perfecting love to drive out fear.
 I try to love everyone. I think it is the perfect way to be, although I am far from there quite yet. I know that there is fear within me. Is it about confidence or the future, or even the past ? It is about all three and even more. We are complex human beings. Even if we live within our bodies and minds, we do not know what is going on all the time. God s all about love.

What would a fear-less world look like ? It is an unreal ideal. Fear can make us hyper-aware of the world. It can drive us to make a better world. Can it drive us into the arms of God ? I think so. What do you think ?

O God of this world and beyond, 
 Your Word has much fear in it, maybe 365 items,     
For us to reflect upon and act into,     
  So we might find you beyond ourselves.       
   and not within our own minds. 
 Help us to understand fear better,   
   So we might walk in fear
beside you. 
in our lives  and in our faith.   AMEN.

Soaring like Vultures
lifted up by unseen Hands
Trust, silent enters my fears     
Monica Pieper Landoni 2021