I am occasionally afraid. I think that virtually everyone finds themselves in that state at least now and then. Frequently what makes us afraid is something that is just ridiculous but often we are made afraid by something that is frightening. A car careening toward you is something that should make you afraid; the dark, probably not so much. The challenges is drawing a proper distinction between what makes you afraid and being afraid. When I see a car careening toward me but get safely out of the way, I am no longer afraid of what made me afraid. When we properly deal with what has made us afraid then we are no longer afraid and can get on with our lives. But what do we do when we can’t deal with it on our own? Well, that’s what I was aiming at this Sunday. Give one or the other sermon a listen and let me know, if you so desire, if I came up with a satisfying conclusion.
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Oh by the way, as I mentioned last week, apparently I am very much the worst person to evaluate my own sermons . . . at least some times. Thanks for the encouragement.