STOP AND THINK – Where fear is, happiness is not. (Seneca, 1st century Roman Stoic philosopher)

Sometimes obvious ideas simply stated convey profound truths. Fear and happiness certainly are incompatible, aren’t they? Can you imagine being scared and joyful at the same time? When we’re afraid, what can we do to alleviate the fear and restore happiness? We should look beyond ourselves to get rid of the fear and find joy.

 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.  . . . The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18)