We are born into darkness.
When we are in darkness we are plagued by fears.
Primitive humans were in darkness.
They imagined all manner of evil spirits and gods around them.
Scientific knowledge has dispelled much of this fear.
It has also challenged faith in one God.
As we approach God through prayer, contemplation, and love we begin to see.
And as we begin to see our fear leaves us.
There is nothing to fear from God.
He wishes only our benefit and progress.
This comes through Love.
And "perfect love casts out fear.' 1 John 4:18 (NRSV)
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]