Know Fear: Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear
All around us people are afraid, and we are too. Some fears are well founded, but many are not. And yet fear can paralyze us into inaction and make us indifferent to the needs of others. Fear of strangers makes us close our borders to refugees, or express itself in racism. Fear for the future may make us timid and afraid to embrace life. Fear of scarcity may make us stingy instead of generous. Fear of the unknown may lead to war. Where do such fears come from and what can we do to live courageously and joyfully – swim against the current of fear mongering?