He said to them, “Why are you fearful?  Are you still without faith?”  – Mk 4:40

Reflection. The evil one stirs up our fears to keep us suspicious, self-centered, immobile, and full of self-pity.  In this way, Satan tries to put us in hell day by day.  But we are made for heaven.  There is always grace to help us get to where God wants us to be.  Grace is the communication of God’s love, Jesus is the Mediator of Divine grace.  He saves us from our fear.

Prayer. Help me, Lord, to banish fear.  Enable me to understand that You are my strength and joy.