Sunday, January 22, 2006

Poem - Don't Be Afraid

“Don't Be Afraid” is said many times in the Gospels... but what does it mean?


Don’t be Afraid
By Lou Sciaroni
11/4/2005

Don’t be afraid
Is what we often hear
As God’s calming words
When we start to fear

Yet, because we are human
We can’t help how we feel
It is difficult to control these emotions
And change them to zeal

But, maybe God is telling us
When we hear this phrase
That we shouldn’t be afraid
Of being afraid?

Because to do His will
Leads to scary places
To the jails, and the poor
And to our enemies embraces

Hence, if we’re going to act
As His message carrier
We mustn’t’ let being Scared
To be our barrier

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