Do Not Be Afraid
Angels in the Bible almost always appear saying, “do not be afraid,” presumably because encountering an angel in the midst of ordinary life is scary.
But the world is scary.
Perhaps the biggest message heaven has for earth is this: do not be afraid.
The pathways fear makes for us leads almost inevitably to violence. Emotional, Spiritual… and physical. Directed inwardly and outwardly. No one wins in a world driven by fear.
As I find no words today and no ways forward for peace – any words I offer feel too hollow, too little, and too late. So I will quote the only words that have made sense to me today and I will try to begin them in my own heart: do not be afraid.