Monday, 8 December 2008

Perfect love casts out fear

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. 1 John 4.18

In this Advent time I wait for that perfect love and recognize how far away I am from anything ressembling it. Today I experienced both the embedded presence of fear in my life and its destructive capacity. I also felt its sudden lifting. My facial muscles relaxed, I smiled again and suddenly felt and looked much better.
We human beings are such complex simple animals.