How do you fear?
A special mid-week sermon...

I've noticed a trend over the last few months. In conversation, in blogs, in phone calls - it's there in every form of communication. My friends, the flock is afraid. And let's be honest - we've got plenty to fear.

Al Quaida, nukes in North Korea, the next semester, graduation, grad school, getting a real job, 401Ks, coming out, Republicans in office, failure, success, love, boys, friends, girls, sex, celibacy, roofies, pedophile priests, rising gas prices, an aging supreme court, rejection, President Dubois, fat, carbohydrates, monogamy, polygamy, STDs, pregnancy, sterility, youth, aging, baldness, the religious right...

Yeah. We're scared. But I'm not here to tell you that - you've all told me, in your own ways, that you already know that. I'm just here to say that it's OK.

Fear is normal, and required. People who aren't afraid of anything are either ignorant or insane; you regular readers are neither. The important thing is how you fear.

Use fear to keep you alert, not to keep you down. Let it warn you of danger, not cripple you in the face of opportunity. Make it strengthen your resolve. Make it yours.

Fear well.


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