Saturday, June 24, 2017


Fear no one. Three times Jesus says to us today, Do not be afraid - 365 times in the Bible. What peace and comfort to know that these are the most spoken words in scripture...from God, no less. Be not afraid. We are precious to God.

And there's more. At our baptism, we became more keenly aware that we are God's children, and we were anointed on the chest with holy oil to let us know that God dwells right here within us. Always! So we need not be afraid of anyone or anything.

Still at times, life-threatening diseases or financial pressures can fan the flames of fear and anxiety. When that happens, let us remember, as St. Teresa of Avila said, Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten youThis, too, will pass. God alone does not change.

Let us hold fast to this simple truth: God is with us, and says to us, Have no fear.

Sadly, there are bullies at all stages of life; people who may threaten us, our well-being, our image of ourselves with words or actions. Those words and actions say more about them than about us. Be not afraid!

Should that happen, walk away. When people are unkind or mistreat you, just walk away.

Don’t argue with them, don’t try to talk them into caring for you, being friends with you, staying with you. Just walk away. 

If you have been in a relationship with them, and they walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who left. People leave because they are not one with you. And if they are not one with you, you can’t make them stay. Let them go.

It doesn't mean that they are a bad person. It just means that their part in your story is over. And you've got to know when someone's part in your story is over. Know when it's over. Learn to accept the gift of good-bye. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!!!

Even in marriages that began in love, domestic violence can rear its ugly presence. Don't let anyone use or abuse you. If they fail to respect and treasure your presence, walk away. Let them go!!!

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth...LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains...LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you...LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge...LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction...LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude...LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better...LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves...LET IT GO!!!

If you're feeling stressed and depressed, weighed down by insecurity...LET IT GO!!!

If you're concerned that your mind and body may be slipping...LET IT GO!!!

If it bothers you that some may leave Mass early at Communion...LET IT GO!!!

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a better place, put God in control and...LET IT GO!!!

Find strength in who you are and whose you are. There's an inspirational quote attributed to Nelson Mandela but written by Marianne Williamson, which says,

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. 
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. 
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. 
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The presence which overcomes our fears is God. My sisters and brothers, feel the light and peace of God. God is with you...Fear no one!


  1. Right on FF. I just got done with a debate with someone who just doesnt want to believe in God. HE is on me all the time on FB and wants me to debate all the time. I just said to him, I am done, good bye. I tried to explain God to him in a PM and he wants me to write on his page for the world to see. Its not my first run around with him. SO as soon as I got off FB I read this and WALLA...God talking to me so clearly through your post. GRAZIE!