Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. (Marianne Williamson, author and lecturer)

Children raised in a loving home learn very early what it is to be loved. They are constantly shown love in word and action. Children learn quickly to respond in loving words, too. As to fear, our experience might be different from Williamson’s. Little children express fear quite naturally, it seems, but the loving care of good parents will help to lessen that fear.

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe (Proverbs 29:25).