Fear is a barrier to our True Self. Brian Zahnd states, “I observe there really are only two forces that move people: Fear and Love.”
Fear stops me from talking to someone who I view as different from me. Love asks what new things can I learn from someone today.
Fear says I do not like change. Love explores, always seeking new things to experience today.
Fear is afraid to act when an injustice is incurred. Love runs to aid when another human being is harmed.
Fear forgets that God is present. Love knows God is never absent.
Fear is always dividing. Love is constantly uniting.
Fear paralyzes growth. Love is endlessly transforming.
Fear hoards. Love shares.
Fear is temporary. Love is eternal.
We live and move and have our being in God.
And this God is Love.
Love connects us to our True Self.