Until God ordains otherwise, a man ought to bear patiently whatever he cannot correct in himself and in others. Imitation of Christ by John Kempis

Fear in our lives can cause pain for others and pain for us.  Fear in my life it keeps me from being free to love.  It causes me to stay away from all that is good for fear of failure, hurt, success, pain.  Susan Boyle is not very attractive and she was laughed at when on American Idol by judges, until she sang.  She did not fear but sang and was applauded.  What a great example of how to Love God, Ourselves and others.  Let others see the beauty in us.  Come out of our comfort zone and welcome the next person you see alone because of illness, handicap, mental illness, or you heard gossip about them.  It is good to be open and love all and do not fear what will happen.  We can stop wars with this advice.

Comments on: "1 John 4: 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love." (2)

  1. Jane Ann said:

    I agree. This story about Ms. Boyle is a testimony of how we judge by appearance but God judges the inside(heart). Such a great example for us to remember. I often find myself doing the same. Thank you!


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