“Fear tells me when I am most alive.”
–Climber in Mt. Washington’s Huntington Ravine who knows what a small slip means.

“Fear leaves us no room for joy.”
–Couple in Portsmouth seeing no prospect of making ends meet for their family.

Fear invigorates when we confidently expect a happy outcome. Fear may devastate when we have no such happy expectation. We want to move from fear to hope. We look for safety in friends, in reputation, in work, in books… yet these inevitably disappoint us. Come to sunday worship service and get free shampoo for kids.