Love Conquers Fear 6-9-2021
“What we think of as people’s guilt is their fear.
All negativity derives from fear. When someone is angry, they are afraid. When someone is rude, they are afraid. When someone is manipulative, they are afraid. When someone is cruel, they are afraid.
There is no fear that love does not dissolve. There is no negativity that forgiveness does not transform.
Darkness is merely the absence of light, and fear is merely the absence of love. We can’t get rid of darkness by hitting it with a baseball bat, because there is nothing to hit.
If we want to be rid of darkness, we must turn on a light. Similarly, if we want to be rid of fear, we cannot fight it but must replace it with love.
The choice to love is not always easy. The ego puts up terrible resistance to giving up fear-laden responses. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in. It’s not our job to change our own perceptions, but to remember to ask Him to change them for us.”
A Return to Love