Nothing to Fear but Fear

As the dense cloud of dust begins to settle, a beam of light can be seen shining through. Mark Galli's article in CT today is illuminating of the human spirit and its tendency toward fear. In the devastating wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, there is opportunity for both hope and temptation to dig ourselves deeper into the pit of numbness toward the rest of humanity in which we currently dwell.

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

Michael Moore may push a lot of twisted rhetoric, but Bowling for Columbine struck an emphatic chord inside me where it echoed FDR's admonition to resist the ever-pressing temptation to live in fear. It is in times like these that we must crucify this temptation, clinging to the cross, and finding peace in the chaos, comfort in the fact that this world is not our home, and a renewed zeal to minister to the perverted spirit of humanity which is the root of all evil. May we most certainly not retreat, but press on toward that for which we were called by our Heavenly Father, the Ruler of heaven and earth.

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