The RCIA Journey
“You are the light of the world. Your light must shine in people’s sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven” – Matt 5:14-16
Light in the Darkness
As we leave the comfort of the Christmastide season and enter into Ordinary Times, some hearts may be gripped by fear and anxiety. Fear is powerful. Fear can even paralyse us.
We are in constant fear of…
- Losing our health
- Not having enough money
- Failing at a job or an exam
- Not being accepted
So, when we are consumed by these thoughts, how can we overcome our fears? We trust in the light. God knows we’re fearful beings. For this reason, whenever He comes to us, He always says,
And these words are repeated nearly 200 times in Scripture. They’re meant to inspire confidence, trust—but above all, faith. Faith is the true antidote to fear. We’ve nothing to fear because God is by our side. We need to make it a point to pray the Lord’s words so often the negativity no longer has a place in our heads.
In the Parish Buzz, we featured 8 verses to remind us that God will take away our fears.