My Thoughts

Jesus said it—twenty-one times: “Be not afraid.” Pope Saint John Paul II entitled a book he wrote with those three words. He said it, “I plead with you… never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt said much the same: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Nothing wrong with that, absolutely nothing. So why then is it so terrifyingly appalling when President Trump tells us to be not afraid? I don’t get it, I don’t.

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