As we welcome Patricia Adams Farmer as a new author at Energion Publications, I invite you to take a look at her most recent blog post: Fear: Not My Favorite Spiritual Companion. Come to think of it, fear is not my favorite companion either. But it can be a blessing as well as a curse.
As Rev. Farmer says:
Fear is not my favorite spiritual companion. But I have to remind myself that fear is not evil in itself, only when it becomes attached to irrational and evil idea — like fear of the “other” that leads to prejudice and hate. Sometimes fear is simply here to protect us, like it did for our ancestors who knew when to run for safety from what Oz’s nervous Scarecrow only imagined as “lions and tigers and bears — oh my!”PATRICIAADAMSFARMER.com
Watch here for news of her forthcoming title in the Topical Line Drives series.
From the Open Horizons blog.
Our institutional and religious generosity can’t save us – our spiritual practices can’t save us – if we immunize ourselves to the cries of the poor and the pain of creation.The Adventurous Lectionary, February 9, 2020