I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over and through me. And when it has gone I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. –Frank Herbert
Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself…
While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.
I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life. — Dr James Allan Francis
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
The solution to end all solutions is to simply live without fear. Fear has gotten us to where we are today, and fear will take us to places we never wanted to be. Fear is the reason why we didn’t ask questions following 9/11, the reason why we went into Afghanistan, and the reason why we went into Iraq believing they had WMD‘s they were waiting to sell to terrorists.
- Fear Will Not Win (singleguyinnica.com)
- Public Paranoia? The SECRET to overcoming fear.. (najlaspeaks.wordpress.com)
- Litany Against Fear (borderer.wordpress.com)
- Sunday (December 2): “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” (shechina.wordpress.com)
- Wednesday (November 28): “By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” (shechina.wordpress.com)
- The Antidote for Fear (tricklesoftruth.wordpress.com)
- Friday, November 30, 2012 @ Malachi (phyllisbenigas.wordpress.com)