For some, it may be snakes, heights or small spaces. For most all of us, fear confines us in our “safe” space instead of taking the risks to live fully. 1 John of the New Testament admonishes us that life comes down to two emotions: love and fear. That text also promises that “perfect love casteth out fear.” How can acting from love instead of fear improve the lives of not only ourselves and our “loved” ones but also our society and our world? What difference does it make about the perspective we choose? Barbara Howell and her daughter, former West Shore member Emily Betz Close provide words and music.
July 10, 2011