Unnecessary Fear (2017-07-09)

In spiritual circles, fear gets a bad rap.  We are supposed t o be fearless, and know that love casts out fear.  But another look at fear sees that it is a necessary part ot our physical selves, essential as a survival mechanism.  The next time some over-aggressive driver cuts in front of you on I-75, you will appreciate your reaction of feat, which enabled you to hit the brakes and save yourself from serious injury.  On the other hand, fear of God, which some of us have been taught, is unhealthy for our spiritual well-being.