With gratitude to Tom Clancy for the title, content not included.
We often hear about “fear of itself”. I think the sum of all fears is that of rejection. We fear failure for we don’t want to be ridiculted. We fear success because it will bring an expectation, a higher benchmark that may result in failure.
There is also the fear of the unknown, fear of being judged by our peers. It is indeed a sad state of affairs that we are trapped in a momentous insecurity, the uncertainty of what will become and the rejection that may accompany it.
In yesterday’s Bible Study, we talked about, our struggles as humans, struggle to be righteous by God, the struggle of reputation, that of __.
What is glaring though is, if we acknowledge, if we allow ourselves to be right by God and live by His words, it will bring love and compassion in us, ridding ourselves of these humanly ills, that of fearing rejection and a bad reputation. The refusal to accept God’s grace.
This is further confirmed in today’s gospel, when God said, He wanted to be known, to be loved, rather than receive burnt offerings. Ahhh, it is a strange world, we seek and yet we elude finding that eternal happiness, that contentment, because we refuse to give up that worldly malaise called pride, that self absorption that brings us nothing but pain.