One sure guarantee of a mediocre life is a life lived in fear. (Jack Nagel, political scientist)

Fear seems to be taking over. More and more people are concerned—even fearful—that 2022 won’t be any better than 2021 was. Fear of Covid-19, fear of violence in the cities, fear of war in Europe—all of these are examples of what has almost frozen our sense of security. We would do better to look up rather than at our current circumstances.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)