Capsule for the Day
What is your worst fear? What am I afraid of? These questions are fundamental to one's freedom. Although fear alerts us to danger, it can also raise false alarm, enslaves us. FEAR could be seen as False Evidence Appearing Real. Our worst fear can be false. It may not be as bad as first perceived. Often we justify our fear by doing all we can to make it real.
But when we name our worst fear, we can begin the journey of overcoming it. Someone put it this way "fear hates confrontation. If you face your fear, it backs off. It knows it doesn't always have the credentials to defend itself." The wisdom is to face our fear. To call it for what it is. If it is true, we will know and if it is false, we will know.
Running away from our fear isn't wise. We may live to face it again. It is only wise that we face our fear once and for all. We have no nothing to lose in the long run. Life is too precious to spend it living in fear, wasting away, not being able to actualise ourselves because of what we fear. Don't be afraid. Stand up! Face your fear! Set yourself free.
Fr. Francis Afu