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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Perfect Love. Wednesday, January 7. 2015.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear.”
1 John 4:18
Be not afraid.
A call to fear not.
But also a continuous call
to prepare our hearts for the gift of perfect love.

With so much to worry about,
fear takes the front seat.

We worry about our
and jobs.

we are a world filled with worry.
Fear lives within our hearts.

We are told to be not afraid
but it isn’t such a simple task.
We can’t just stop worrying.

Perfect love casts out all fear.
Fear and perfect love cannot live together.
We have one or the other.

The secret to worrying less
is knowing the Father more.
Perfect love.

In today’s Gospel,
the Apostles did not understand the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
Instead of diving into perfect love,
they turned to fear.
They hardened their hearts.
They doubted.
They were afraid.
They resorted to fear,
even with Perfect Love standing right there in from of them.

We have a bit more of a challenge.
Christ is not present in human form to us.
But blessed are those who have not seen yet have believed!

We have to make a concerted effort to choose Perfect Love.
To cast out the fear that lives within our hearts.

Perfect love casts out all fear.
All fear banished.
And replaced.

With Perfect Love. 

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