The antidote to fear is knowledge.

January 26, 2013


As I was I doing my devotions this morning, It occurred to me that while the opposite of fear may be courage, the antidote to fear is knowledge. Whether it is another individual, a situation or a contentious issue that causes me to feel uneasy, I can choose to either REACT with pure emotions and limited, surface assumptions, or I can RESPOND by taking the time and effort to carefully study the situation and, in particular, to get to know the other person(s) involved. Knowledge, especially a knowledge of another individual, can move us beyond our comfort zone, but I believe it’s better than living in fear of one another.

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