Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Love vs fear...
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear..."
1 John 4:18
I really think that fear is the root of what seems so wrong in our world today. People are afraid--for themselves. They're so afraid that something bad will happen to them that they cannot see the bad that is really happening to others. Jesus' disciples in today's Gospel (Mark 6:45-52) are afraid, too, of the storm whirling around them on the sea. Jesus says to them, "Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid." He could be speaking to us, right now, in our day. Jesus tells us not to fear for ourselves, our own people, our stuff, but to reach out. Others are suffering. Do not be afraid to help. The perfect love of God, channeling through us, will dispel the fear. Love, heidi